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Mekunnu Sree Poovallathil Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Mekunnu Sree Poovallathil temple is located at Mekunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Poorkkali Bhagavathy and other deities that are worshipped in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 17 to Makaram 19 (January 31 to Feb 2).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Mekunnu Sree Poovullathil temple are Gulikan, Kuttichathan, Kandakarnan, Ponmakan, Manathanakali, Vasoorimala, Sri Porkkali Bhagavathi, Pulichamundi, Vettakkorumakan, Nagakali and Gurukaranavar.

This is a small beautiful Kerala style temple with traditional architecture. There is a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. There are also small sreekovils and square platforms for worshipping subsidiary deities. Some deities are worshipped under trees. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of great importance here.