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Kurumathur Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Kurumathur Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Kurumathur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Muchilottu Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi and numerous other deities commonly worshipped in Kavu and Tharavadu in the region. The annual Kaliyattam theyyam thira festival is held for a couple of days in February.

Important theyyams that can be seen at Kurumathur Sree Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathi theyyam and Muchilottu Bhagavathi theyyam.

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.