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Vadakke Kalari Vayalil Bhagavathy Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Vadakke Kalari Vayalil Bhagavathy temple is located at Palakkat near Nileshwar in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathy and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Vrischika Masam – Vrischikam 1 and Vrischikam 2 (November 17 and November 18).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Vadakke Kalari Vayalil Bhagavathy temple are Pallikkoruvedan, Puliyoor Kannan, Thondachan, Puthiya Bhagavathy, Poomala Bhagavathy, Cheralath Bhagavathy, Uchoolikkadavathu Bhagavathy, Puliyur Kali, Padarkulangara Bhagavathy, Poomaruthan, Raktha Chamundi, Gulikan and Vishnumurthy theyyam.

This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The shrine has a decorated roof with traditional motifs. Certain deities are worshipped atop square platforms and under trees. Important pujas are performed here on Sankranti day which falls in the middle of a month as per Malayalam calendar.