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Thavam Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Thavam Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Thavam near Cherukunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Kurumbha Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for a couple of days.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Thavam Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Kundor Chamundi, Kurathi theyyam and Kurumba Bhagavathi.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is decorated with traditional motifs. There are other small square sanctums in the temple compound. Certain deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. The important pujas and rituals are observed on Sankranti day as per Malayalam calendar.