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Ozhinhavalappu Tharavadu Devasthanam Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Ozhinhavalappu Tharavadu Devasthanam temple is located at Ozhinhavalappu near Padannakkad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Chamundi, Vishnumoorthi, Bhagavathi and other certain rare deities worshipped in Kavu, Tharavadu and sacred places in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Thula Masam – Thulam 24 to Thulam 25 (November 9 to November 10).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Ozhinhavalappu Tharavadu Devasthanam temple are Anthiyurangum Bhootham theyyam, Cheriya Bhagavathi theyyam, Kammadathamma theyyam, Mecheri Chamundi theyyam, Padarkulangara theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam and Pottan theyyam.

The temple has a unique sreekovil resembling a traditional Kerala house. Some deities are worshipped on square platforms and under trees. Sankranti in every month is of great significance. This is a small temple maintained by a family.