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Valapattanam Kalariyal Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Valapattanam Kalariyal Bhagavathy temple is located at Valapattanam in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavathi and numerous other deities. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for a day in Malayalam Edava Masam – Edavam 25 (June 8).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Valapattanam Kalariyal Bhagavathy temple are Pazhassi Bhagavathi theyyam, Padikuttiyamma theyyam, Kshetrapalakan theyyam, Someswari theyyam, Kalariyal Bhagavathi theyyam, Kalaratri theyyam and Porkali 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.