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Pathiriyad Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Pathiriyad Muchilottu Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Pathiriyad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muchilott Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 5 to Dhanu 7 (December 21 to December 23).

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. There are smaller sreekovils for other deities. Deities are also worshipped atop square platforms and under trees.

The important theyyam that can be witnessed at Pathiriyad Muchilot Bhagavathy Kavu is the Muchilottu Bhagavathy theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Kannangattu Bhagavathy theyyam and Narambil Bhagavathy theyyam.