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Arayambarath Vettakkorumakan Kottam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Arayambarath Vettakkorumakan Kottam temple is located at Azhikode South in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vettakkorumakan, Bhootham, Bhagavathi and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 15 to Meenam 17 (March 28 to March 30).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Arayambarath Vettakkorumakan temple are Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Vettakkorumakan theyyam, Nagakanya theyyam, Padaveeran theyyam, Uchitta theyyam, Veeranchira Bhagavathi theyyam and Velutha Bhootham theyyam.

This is a small temple with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. The shrine has a decorated roof with traditional motifs. There are other smaller sreekovils. 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.