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Cherukunnu Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Cherukunnu Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located on Pazhayangadi Matool road at Cherukunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for a couple of days in January.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Cherukunnu Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam and Veeran theyyam.

Important pujas and rituals are performed on Sankranti day as per Malayalam calendar. The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. Some deities are worshipped under trees and atop small square platforms. There are other small square sanctums for other deities.