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Chengal Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu Temple (Kundathin) – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Chengal Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu temple (Kundathin) is located at Chengal in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Puthiya Bhagavathi and other popular deities worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is observed for four days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 21 to Kumbham 24 (March 5 to March 8).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Chengal Sree Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu temple are Veera Kali theyyam, Puthiya Bhagavathi theyyam, Thee Chamundi or Ottakolam theyyam, Kaniyal Bhagavathi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Kundor Chamundi theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Veeran 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.