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Kannapuram Poomalakavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kannapuram Poomalakavu temple, also known Kannapuram Sree Poomala Bhagavathy temple, is located at Kannapuram in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Poomala Bhagavathy and related deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for six days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 5 to Dhanu 10 (December 20 to December 25).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kannapuram Poomalakavu temple are Gulikan theyyam, Poomaruthan theyyam, Kurathi theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam and Kundor Chamundi.

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.