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Pattuvam Poonthuruthi Kalari Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Pattuvam Poonthuruthi Kalari temple is located at Pattuvam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vettakkorumakan, Thaiparadevatha and Oorpazhassi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 11 and Dhanu 12 (December 26 and December 27).

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. Some deities are worshipped on square platforms and under trees. Vishu is an important festival here. Sankranti in every month is of great significance.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Pattuvam Poonthuruthi Kalari temple are Vettakkorumakan theyyam, Thurathiyamma theyyam, Thai Paradevatha theyyam and Oorpzashassi theyyam.