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Anchampeedika Kelothparambu Chellatton Thai Paradevatha Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Anchampeedika Kelothparambu Chellatton Thai Paradevatha temple is located at Anchampeedika near Kalliasseri in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Thai Paradevatha and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 20 to Dhanu 22 (January 5 to Jan 7).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Anchampeedika Kelothparambu Chellatton Thaiparadevatha temple are Oorpazhassi theyyam, Thai Paradevatha theyyam, Vettakkorumakan theyyam and Ilamkolam theyyam.

This is a small beautiful Kerala style temple with traditional architecture. There is a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. There are also small sreekovils and square platforms for worshipping subsidiary deities. Some deities are worshipped under trees. Sankranti in every Malayalam month is of great importance here.

Some of the other important rituals and festivities held in the temple are the Prathishta day of the temple held on every year Mithunam 14 (June 28), Karkidaka Vavu (Arudam), Niraputhari, Navratri Festival (Ashtami, Navami, Dashami Days), Ayilyam nakshatra in Dhanu Masam, Kaliyattam Nellalavu (Dhanu 10), and Vishukani (Medam 1 early morning).