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Ayanivayal Sree Kandakulangara Kavu Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Ayanivayal Sree Kandakulangara Kavu temple is located at Ayanivayal near Azhikode in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Kandakulangara Pothi or Bhagavathi and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Meda Masam – Medam 13 to Medam 14 (April 26 to April 27).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Ayanivayal Sree Kandakulangara Kavu temple are Kandakulangara Pothi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, and Padaveeran theyyam.

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil – square sanctum sanctorum. Some deities are worshipped on square platforms and under trees. The roof and walls of the main shrine are decorated with traditional temple motifs. Sankranti in every month is of great significance.