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Vellora Muchilot Kavu Temple– Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Vellora Muchilot Kavu temple is located at Vellora in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Muchilottu Bhagavathy and other deities commonly worshipped in kavu, sacred places and tharavadu in the region. The theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for a couple of days.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Vellora Muchilot Kavu temple are Puliyoor Kali theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam, Muchilottu Bhagavathi theyyam, Narambil Bhagavathi theyyam, Kannangattu Bhagavathi theyyam and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

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.