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Thokkilangadi Sree Porkkali Bhagavathy Kavu Temple – Theyyam Thira Kaliyattam Festival

Thokkilangadi Sree Porkkali Bhagavathy Kavu temple is located at Thokkilangadi near Palayi in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Porkali Bhagavathi and other popular deities worshipped in kavu and tharavadu in the region. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is observed for five days in Malayalam Meena Masam – Meenam 1 to Meenam 5 (March 15 to March 19).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Thokkilangadi Sree Porkkali Bhagavathi Kavu temple are Vasoorimala theyyam, Cheriya Bhagavathi theyyam, Gulikan theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Sasthappan theyyam, Guru Karanavar theyyam, Porkali Bhagavathi theyyam and Kandakarnan 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.