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Thazhe Mundayat Sri Bhagavathi Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Thazhe Mundayat Sri Bhagavathi temple is located at Elayavoor in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Thaiparadevatha, Vishnumoorthi and numerous other deities. The annual kaliyattam theyyam, thira festival is held for three days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 19 to Meenam 21 (April 2 to April 4).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Thazhe Mundayat Sri Bhagavathi temple are Nedumbaliyan theyyam, Sasthappan or Kuttichathan theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam and Thaiparadevatha theyyam.

The temple has a small chathura sreekovil for the main deity. The roof of the small shrine is decorated with traditional temple motifs. There are other smaller sreekovils. Some deities are offered worship under trees and upon raised platforms. The shrine observes important rituals and festivities including Sankranti in every month and yearly Vishu.