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Mukkunnu Sree Payattiyal Bhagavathi Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Mukkunnu Sree Payattiyal Bhagavathi temple is located at Kuppam North in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Payattiyal Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 22 to Dhanu 25 (January 6 to January 9).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Mukkunnu Sree Payattiyal Bhagavathi temple are Payattiyal Bhagavathy theyyam, Bhairavan theyyam, Thai Paradevatha theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam and Kurathi theyyam.

This is a small shrine with a chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The roof of the shrine is traditionally decorated. There are other smaller sreekovils and raised platforms for other deities. Sankranti in a Malayalam month is of great importance.