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Varikkara Tharavadu Dharma Daivam Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Varikkara Tharavadu Dharma Daivam temple is located at Kunhimangalam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Dharma Daivam and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Thula Masam – Thulam 28 and Thulam 29 (November 14 and November 15).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Varikkara Tharavadu Dharma Daivam temple are Vayanattu Kulavan theyyam, Madayil Chamundi theyyam, Thai Paradevatha theyyam, Kakkara Bhagavathi theyyam, Bhootham theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

This is a small temple attached to a tharavadu – old house. 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.