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Hosdurg Sri Mariyamma Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Hosdurg Sri Mariyamma temple is located at Hosdurg in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Mariyamma, Vishnumoorthi and other deities that are commonly worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for a couple of days in March.

The important theyyam that can be witnessed at Hosdurg Sri Mariyamma temple is the Vishnumoorthi theyyam and couple of other theyyams.

This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The shrine has a decorated roof with traditional motifs. Certain deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Important pujas are performed here on Sankranti day which falls in the middle of a month as per Malayalam calendar.