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Mahe Palloor Chirukandothu Porkkali Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Mahe Palloor Chirukandothu Porkkali Bhagavathy temple is located at Pallur near Mahe. This is an ancient and popular shrine in the region and is dedicated to Porkkali Bhagavathy and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 21 to Meenam 22 (April 3 to April 4).

Important theyyams that can be witnessed at Mahe Pallur Chirukandothu Porkkali Bhagavathy are Porkkali Bhagavathy theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Khandakarnan theyyam, Angakkaran theyyam, Bapporan theyyam and Gurukarnavar 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.