Thidambu Nritham is popular in Kannur District
and in some parts of Kozhikode District
. It is performed by Namboothiris
and Marar plays on percussion instruments. In Thidambu Nritham, persons from Nambissan, Warrier and Unithiri communities serve as assistants of Namboothiris. Ten persons are needed for staging this dance. The dance is performed with the decorated deity of the Devi carried on the head. Foot work is most important and this is executed to the rhythms of the drums.