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Getting ready for the Kaliyattam Festival, Madayi Kavu, Kannur

Shown here are the preparations for the Kaliyattam Festival at Madayi Kavu Temple in Kannur, Kerala, India. Kaliyattam is the annual Theyyam festival held in the temples of Malabar region.

Madayi Kavu, also known as Thiruvar Kadu Bhagavathi Temple, is dedicated to Madayi Kavu Amma or Thiruvar Kadu Bhagavathi in the form of Maha Kali. The origin of the temple is believed to be preexisting Vedic times. Noted for its colourful and traditionally rich festivals, the temple once under the control of Kolathiri Kings is now under the administration of the Devaswom Board.

How to reach:-
Nearest Railway station: Kasaragod Railway Station, around 25 km
Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport, around 140 km