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Chalad Sree Choyyan Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Chalad Sree Choyyan Devasthanam temple is located at Chalad in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Chamundi, Gulikan and Karnavar. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is observed for three days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 18 to Meenam 20 (April 1 to April 3).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Chalad Sree Choyyan Devasthanam temple are Gulikan theyyam, Karanavar theyyam and Edalapurathu Chamundi theyyam.

The temple has a chathura sreekovil (square sanctum sanctorum) for the main deity. Some deities are worshipped atop small square platforms and under trees. The temple performs special pujas and rituals on Sankranti day.