Kala Puja is a ritual associated with Kanadi Kuttichathan Kavu
at Perunkottukkara in Thrissur District
. It is dedicated to Kuttichathan
, a mischievous spirit and a minor god among Hindus in Kerala
. According to Hindu mythology, Kuttichathan is regarded as the son of Lord Shiva
In this ritual, after performing puja, the person possessing the holy spirit of Kuttichathan is served with holy water, flowers and lighting of camphor. He then starts dancing in a rhythm along with the accompaniment of traditional musical instruments.