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Pallipiriyarathu Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Pallipiriyarathu Puthiya Bhagavathy temple is located at Chemmarasseripara near Azhikode in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Puthiya Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthi and other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 10 to Kumbham 13 (February 23 to February 26).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Pallipiriyarathu Puthiya Bhagavathy temple are Bhairavan theyyam, Bhootham theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Nagakanya theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam, Veeran theyyam and  Vishnumoorthi 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.