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Madakkara Tharavadu Devasthanam Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Madakkara Tharavadu Devasthanam temple is located at Neerkadavu in Azhikode South in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vayanattu Kulavan and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 25 to Meenam 27 (April 7 to April 9).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Madakkara Tharavadu Devasthanam temple are Gulikan theyyam, Karanavar theyyam, Vayanattu Kulavan theyyam and Kathivanoor Veeran 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.