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Neerveli Thattuparambu Sree Gurunathan Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Neerveli Thattuparambu Sree Gurunathan Kavu temple is located at Neerveli near Kandamkunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to various deities commonly worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 6 and Kumbham 7 (February 18 and Feb 19).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Neerveli Thattuparambu Sree Gurunathan Kavu temple are Bhairavan theyyam, Karinkali theyyam, Karuval theyyam, Khandakarnan theyyam, Pookkutti Sasthappan theyyam, Kuttichathan theyyam, Thekkan Gulikan, Uchitta theyyam, Vasoorimala theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum – for the main deity. Other deities are worshipped in small sreekovils, square platforms and under trees. Sankranti is an important day of worship in every month. Vishu is an important festival here. The walls and roof of the main sreekovil are decorated with traditional motifs.