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Shree Pandarathum Kandi Sri Puthiya Bhagavathi Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Shree Pandarathum Kandi Sri Puthiya Bhagavathi Kavu temple is located at Azhikode North in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathy. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for three days in Malayalam Makara Masam – Makaram 15 to Makaram 17 (January 29 to January 31).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Shree Pandarathum Kandi Kavu temple are Gulikan theyyam, Veeran theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Veera Kali theyyam and Puthiya Bhagavathi 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.