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Mahadeva Gramam Uthamathil Kizhakke Veedu Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Mahadeva Gramam Uthamathil Kizhakke Veedu Devasthanam temple is located at Mahadeva Gramam near Payyanur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Chamundi and related deities that are commonly worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Thula Month – Thulam 5 and Thulam 6 (October 21 to October 22).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Mahadeva Gramam Uthamathil Kizhakkeveedu Devasthanam temple are Monthi Kolam theyyam, Thurakkarathi theyyam and Kundor Chamundi theyyam (കുണ്ടോര്‍ചാമുണ്ഡി, തുരക്കാരത്തി, മോന്തിക്കോലം).

This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The shrine has a decorated roof with traditional motifs. This is a privately maintained family temple. Certain deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Important pujas are performed here on Sankranti day which falls in the middle of a month as per Malayalam calendar.