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Kudukkimotta Puravur Edakkanambethu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kudukkimotta Puravur Edakkanambethu temple is located at Kudukkimotta near Eachur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathi, Bhairavan, Kuttichathan and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 17 to Meenam 18 (March 17 to March 18).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kudukkimotta Puravur Edakkanambethu temple are Edakkanambethu Bhagavathy theyyam, Bhairavan, Gulikan, Kuttichathan and Gurukarnavar theyyam.

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil for the main deity (square sanctum sanctorum). The roof of the shrine is traditionally decorated. Sankranti in a Malayalam month is of great importance. There are smaller sreekovils for other deities. Deities are also worshipped atop square platforms and under trees.