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Orie Sree Vishnumoorthi Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Orie Sree Vishnumoorthi temple is located on Ori Lake Road, Padne near Cheruvathur in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnumoorthi form of Bhagavan Vishnu. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Thula Masam – Thulam 27 to Thulam 28 (November 12 to November 13).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Ori Sree Vishnumoorthi temple are Chamundeshwari theyyam, Angakkulangara Bhagavathi theyyam, Uchooli Kadavathu Bhagavathy theyyam, Gulikan, Theechamundi or Ottakolam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. The walls and roof of the temple are 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.