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Kodiyeri Punnolkandy Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Kodiyeri Punnolkandy Bhagavathi temple is located at Kodiyeri in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathi and related deities that are commonly worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 3 to Makaram 6 (January 17 to January 20).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kodiyeri Punnolkandi Bhagavathi temple are is Aryapoonkanni theyyam, Sasthappan, Nagakanya, Khandakarnan theyyam, Karanavar theyyam, Angakkaran theyyam and Bappooran theyyam.

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