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Panneri Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Panneri Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy temple is located at Panneri near Morazha in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 15 to Makaram 18 (January 29 to February 1).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Panneri Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy temple are Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Nagakanya theyyam, Parakulangara Bhagavathi theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam and Veeran theyyam.

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is traditionally decorated. Sankranti in a Malayalam month is of great importance.