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Narikode Parammal Parol Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Narikode Parammal Parol Bhagavathy temple is located at Narikode, Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, Chamundi and Puli Daivangal. The annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in the temple is held for four days in Malayalam Kumbha Masam – Kumbham 12 to Kumbham 18 (February 25 to March 3).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Narikode Parammal Parol Bhagavathy temple are Kandapuli theyyam, Parol Bhagavathi theyyam, Karinthiri Nair theyyam, Kundor Chamundi, Vishnumoorthi, Kurathi theyyam and Marapuli 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, fireworks and traditional temple performing art forms.

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