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Kariyil Aalinkeezhil Sree Vishnumurthi Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kariyil Aalinkeezhil Sree Vishnumurthi temple is located at Kariyil in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnumoorthi, Bhagavathi and Chamundi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Thula Masam – Thulam 25 and Thulam 26 (November 10 and November 11).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Aalinkeezhil Sree Vishnumurthi temple are Thee Chamundi or Ottakolam theyyam (Vishnumoorthi), Cheralath Bhagavathy theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam and Angakulangara Bhagavathi theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. There are other sreekovils in the temple compound. Some deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees.