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Maniyoor Kizhakkan Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Maniyoor Kizhakkan Kavu temple is located at Maniyoor near Chekkikulam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kizhakkankavu Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held in Malayalam Edava Masam – Edavam 10 to Edavam 11 (May 24 to May 25).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Maniyoor Kizhakkan Kavu temple are Bhothathan Thiruvadi theyyam, and Kizhakkankavu Bhagavathi theyyam. The Bhagavathi theyyam has one of the tallest mudis in entire theyyam festival in Kerala.

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is traditionally decorated. There are other smaller sreekovils and raised platforms for other deities. Certain deities are worshipped under trees. Sankranti in a Malayalam month is of great importance.