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Irinave Shree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Irinave Shree Kurumba Bhagavathy temple is located at Irinavu near Kannapuram in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for seven days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 20 to Kumbham 27 (March 4 to March 10).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Irinave Shree Kurumba Bhagavathy temple are Kundor Chamundi, Gulikan theyyam, Kurathi theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathi and Kurumba Bhagavathi.

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is traditionally decorated. There are other smaller shrines here. Some deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Sankranti in a Malayalam month is of great importance.