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Ullikkal Kodaparamb Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Ullikkal Kodaparamb Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathy temple is located at Ulikkal near Iritty, in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, Goddess Chamundi and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Vrischika Masam – Vrichikam 24 to Vrichikam 27 (December 9 to December 12).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Ullikkal Kodaparambu Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathy temple are Kannangat Bhagavathy theyyam, Puliyoor Kali, Vishnumurthy theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathy, Puliyoor Kannan and Muchilot Bhagavathy theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is decorated with traditional motifs. There are other small square sanctums in the temple compound. Certain deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. The important pujas and rituals are observed on Sankranti day as per Malayalam calendar.