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Madayi Muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Madayi Muchilottu Bhagavathy temple is located at Madayi, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Muchilot Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for four days in Malayalam Meda Masam – Medam 2 to Medam 5 (April 15 to April 18).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Madayi Muchilottu Bhagavathi temple are Karivedan theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Puliyoor Kannan theyyam, Kannangattu Bhagavathi theyyam, Muchilottu Bhagavathy theyyam Puliyoor Kali theyyam and Narambil Bhagavathi theyyam.

This is a small traditional Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil. The walls and roof of the sanctum are decorated with traditional temple motifs. 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, and traditional temple performing art forms.

Sankranti in every Malayala Masam and Vishu are important days in the temple.