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Pudukkai Chootuvam Kalichan Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Pudukkai Chootuvam Kalichan Kavu temple is located at Putuukai near Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kalichan Daivam and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Thula Masam – Thulam 14 to Thulam 15 (October 30 to October 31).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Pudukkai Chootuvam Kalichan Kavu temple are Kalichan Daivam, Raktha Chamundi and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

This is a shrine with a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is traditionally decorated. There are other smaller sreekovils and raised platforms for other deities. Some deities are worshipped under trees. Sankranti in a Malayalam month is of great importance.