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Kannur Thalikkavu Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kannur Thalikkavu Bhagavathi temple is located at Manjapalam in Kannur town, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Meda Masam – April 16 to April 19.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kannur Thalikkavu Bhagavathi temple are Veeran theyyam, Ilamkolam theyyam, Veerali, Bhadarkali theyyam, Nagakanya, Valiya Thamburatti, Puthiya Bhagavathi and Gulikan.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. The walls and roof of the temple are 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.