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Chalakkunnu Sree Muthappan Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Chalakkunnu Sree Muthappan temple is located at Chalakkunnu in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muthappan. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for four days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 17 to Meenam 20 (March 31 to April 3).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Chalakkunnu Sree Muthappan temple are Manathana Pothi theyyam, Muthappan theyyam, Gulikan theyyam and Thiruvappana.

This is a small traditional temple with a chathura sreekovil. There are no major structures. Other deities popularly worshipped in Kavu and temples in Kannur region are also worshipped in the temple in small sreekovils, under trees and atop raised square platforms, which are exposed to the elements.

The annual festival days are noted various unique pujas and rituals, melam, decoration, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.

Sankranti in every Malayalamasam and Vishu are important days in the temple.