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Meenkunnu Muthappan Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Meenkunnu Muthappan temple is located at Azhikode North in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muthappan. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for two days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 17 to Meenam 18 (March 30 to March 31). The shrine is located close to the Arabian sea.

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Meenkunnu Muthappan temple are Muthappan, Thiruvappan and other related theyyams.

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.