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Kavvayi Sree Kathivanoor Veeran Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Kavvayi Sree Kathivanoor Veeran temple is located at Kavvayi near Payyanur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kathivanoor Veeran and related deities that are commonly worshipped in kavu, sacred places and temples in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – February 2 to Feb 4.

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kavvayi Sree Kathivanoor Veeran temple are Kathivanoor Veeran theyyam and couple of other theyyams.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is 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.