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Theyyam Calendar – Month, Date and Timings of Theyyam Performances

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Theyyam Calendar – List of Theyyam Temples

Mostly Theyyams are performed in temples or Shrines (Kavu), and individual shrines named devasthana, across the Kannur and Kasaragod disstricts of North Kerala. Theyyams are performed in more than thousands of such shrines in a season. Theyyam Calendar is the list of major theyyam temples in Kannur.

LIST OF MORE THAN 100 TEMPLES, WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THEYYAM

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Malayalam months and Theyyam Performance

All the Festivals related to the Hindu custom in Kerala is based on Malayalam era (Kolla varsham). There are 12 months in Malayalam era. Festival dates of the Theyyam Calendar are based on Malayalam era. Thayyam Calendar is showing Malyalam months, and representative english month and date.

The Malayalam month starts in the middle of the English month. Mostly, the first day of the Malayalam month will be on 15th of the English month. But it may vary on the length of the previous Malayalam months. Some Malayalam months will be started on the 17th of the English month. So there will be a slight change in the respective English months in each year.

LIST OF THEYYAM TEMPLES

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Kandanar Kelan Theyyam entering the fire

THEYYAM TEMPLES

Theyyam is a popular ritual art of North Malabar in Kerala State. Theyyam is performed every year in most of the shrines (Kavu) in Kannur and Kasaragod. Theyyam Calendar is the list of temples, where Theyyam is performed annually.

(*Only the popular temples are included in the Theyyam Calendar. So the list is incomplete)

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Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple – Parassinikadavu, Kannur

DAILY THEYYAM
Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple – Kannur, Kerala

Morning: (05:45 am – 08:30 am) Thiruvappana Theyyam with Muthappan Vellattam.
Evening: (06.00 pm – 08.00 pm) Muthappan Vellattam.

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Muthappan Vellattam – Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple

Thiruvappana Theyyam and Muthappan Vellattam

It is believed that, Sree Muthappan is the personification of two divine figures, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Thiruvappana represents Lord Vishnu and Vellatom represents Lord Shiva. Eventhough Sree Muthappan is worshiped as a single deity. Thiruvappana theyyam (Lord Vishnu) appears with a fish-shaped crown and Muthappan Vellaattam (Lord Shiva) appears with a crescent-shaped crown.

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Muthappan Vellatham with Thiruvappana – Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple

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THEYYAM TEMPLE LISTING

Theyyam or Theyyattam season begins at November and ends in May. Theyyams are performed as a part of annual festival in temples or Shrines (Kavu). As a traditional ritual art Theyyam is not a stage performance and it cannot be performed on demand.

There are more than 500 types of Theyyams performed in a season all over the Malabar region. It will be difficult to see all Theyyams in a short span of time. Most of temples conducting three or more types of Theyyam performance in a day. Following theyyam calendar help to find a temple, where theyyam is performing.

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NOVEMBER (ThulamVrishchikam)

Kambrath Tharavadu Devasthanam: Thulam 13-14
Sree Kuruvappalli Ara Devaswom: Thulam 17-20
Kottiyoor Nanmadam Temple: Vrischikam 8-11
Puthiya Kunnathu Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple: Vrischikam 11-12
Mamundiyadu Vettaikkorumakan Temple : Vrischikam 13-15

DECEMBER (VishchikamDhanu)

Naduvalathu Kottam: Vrischikam 16-17
Kokkanasseri Ara Vallar Kulangara Bhagavathy Devasthanam: Vrischikam 17-20
Aduthila Guliyanka Bhagavathy Temple: Vrischikam 20-21
Pazhayangadi Railway Muthappan Madappura – First half of December
Yogi Madom: First Saturday and Sunday Dhanu

JANUARY (DhanuMakaram)

Thekkumbadu Koolom Thazhekkavu Bhagavathy Temple: Dhanu 16-21
Pariyaram Sree Udayapuram Temple: Dhanu 20-23
Chekkicheri Bhagavathy Devasthanam: Dhanu 24-25
Kandothu Sree Paradevatha Temple: Dhanu 27-29
Kannaram Veedu Pottan Deivam: Dhanu 28
Kannom Sree Anjuthengil Aivar Paradevatha Temple: Dhanu 25-28
Chirakutty Puthiyakavu (Vayalile Kottam): Dhanu 26-29
Sree Porkkali Bhagavathy Temple: On the day of Makara Samkrama (Mid of January)
Sree Menarayaroth Bhagavathy Temple: Makaram13-15
Sree Chaamakkavu Bhagavathy Temple: Makaram 13-17
Koyyodan Korothu: Makaram 15-17
Kaitheri Puthiyedathu Kavu: Makaram 17-19
Neeliyar Kottam: othe day of Makara Samkrama (Mid of January)
Puthiya Parambath Dharma Devasthanam: Makaram 17-18
Payyanur Karim Chamundi Temple: Makaram 16
Poovallathil Temple: Makaram 17-19
Koyyodan Korothu: Makaram 15-17
Dermal Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple: Makaram 15-16

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Keezhara Kulom Bhagavathy Temple – Cherukunnu Kannur

FEBRUARY (MakaramKumbham)

Vishwakarma Oorpazhassi Temple: Makaram 17-19
Sree Narambil Bhagavathy Temple: Makaram 20-22
Pulimuthappan Kavu: Makaram 22-25
Nidumbram Sree Muthappan Madappura: Makaram 25-27
Maavicheri Sree Bhagavathy Temple: Makaram 24-27
Kakkarakavu Bhagavathy Temple Aaroodasthanam: Makaram 20-22
Aanacheri Kottam Sree Perumpuzha Achan Deivam Temple: Makaram 23-24
Thalikkaran Tharavadu Kizhakkeveedu: Makaram 23-25
Pramancheri Bhagavathy Kavu: Makaram 25-28
Aadithyan Illam: Makaram 27-28
Thayineri Sree Kurinji Temple: Makaram 27-30
Kadumberi Sree Muthappan Madappura: Makaram 27-28
Kalarivattam Chala Temple: Makaram 26-28
Vallarkulangara Bhagavathy Kottam, Thekkumbad: Makaram 25-26
Sree Alakkandy Muduppali Bhagavathy Temple: Makaram 20-30
Keezhara Kulom Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 2-7
Kappothkavu Puthiya bhagavathy Temple : Kumbham 5-8
Aadoor Sree Panachikkavu: Kumbham 8-10
Karayil Kandambath Palakkukeezhil Devasthanam: Kumbham 09
Mattul Sree Koormba Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 09-13
Kadangodu Maakkam Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 10-11
Mattul Sree Koormba Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 09-13
Arayil Choovatta Panayakkatt Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 11-12
Bavode Sree Velutha Kunnathu Machilottu Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 12-14
Manikka Sree Kurumba (Payyampalli) Temple: Kumbham 12-14
Kurankunnu Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 12-15
Andallur Kavu: Kumbham 13-19
Aduthilatheru Sree Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 5-16
Ancharakkandi Palayam Arayalkeezhil Sree Muthappan Temple: Kumbham 8-10
Thekkekkara Valiya Veedu Sree Panayakkatt Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 13-15
Maavilayi Koodan Gurukkanmar Kavu: Kumbham 13-15
Kunnumbram Maadathin Keezhil Vaira Jaatha Temple: Kumbham 13-15
Thaivalappil Tharavadu Kandothu: Kumbham 15
Virad Vishwakarma Devi Temple: Kumbham 14-15
Kallidil Devasthanam: Kumbham 15-17
Thekkumbadu Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple: First half of the Kumbham – 4 Days

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Kappothu Kavu – Kalliassery Kannur

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 MARCH (KumbhamMeenam)

Kunnunjaal Sri Muthappan Madappura: Kumbham 6-7
Vadassery Padinjarekkara Sree Puthiyara Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 17-18
Muchilottu Puthiyakavu, Peralassery: Kumbham 18-20
Kadukkaaram Sree Karimanal Chamundeshwari Devasthanam: Kumbham 18-19
Thazhakkandy Tharavadu Chalil Kutti Sasthappan: Kumbham 18-19
Koyon Temple (Pulitharammal Sree Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 21-22
Karuvalli Sree Koorumba Bhagavathy Kavu: Kumbham 21-24
Chambadu Sree Koormba Temple: Kumbham 23-24
Gurukkalottu Bhagavathy Temple: Kumbham 26-28
Karimanal Kavu Chamundeswari Temple: Kumbham 28-30
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Varayil Madappura Sree Muthappan Temple: Meenam 4-6
Dharmadam Sree Mariyamman Temple: Meenam 12-13
Sree Kuttichathan Madam: Meenam 15-17
Thottummal Kavullathil Sree Kali Temple: Meenam 14-15
Parapram Mandolidam Koormba Bhagavathy Temple: Second week of Meenam

APRIL (MeenamMedam)

Sree Ganeshan Kavu: Meenam 18-19
Pottan Kavu, Dharmadam: Last Saturday to Sunday of Meenam)
Pinarayi Bali Temple: Saturday and Sunday immediately after Medam 1 (Vishu)
Sree Oravankara Bhagavathy Temple: Medam 1-3
Malliyodu Palottu Kavu: Medam 1-5
Sree Mavilaakkavu: Medam 1-7
Puzhaathi Sree Pazhaya Parambathu Puthiya Bhagavathy Temple: Medam 3-5
Paravoor Puliyoor Kaali Temple: Medam 5-8
Nilayara Bhagavathy Temple: Medam 5-8
Chirakkavu Bhagavathy Temple: Medam 9-12
Peringode Illam Thazhekkavu Bhagavathy Temple: Medam 10-11

MAY (MedamEdavam)

Anthi Mahakaali Kottam (Nageniamma): Medam 20-21
Murikkoli Tharavadu Temple: Medam 30
Madayikkavu: Edavam 10

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