Karivellur Madappally Someswari Temple is situated west of
in Kannur District
. It is on the
National Highway 17
. This shrine is managed by Padmasaliya community and the chief deity is goddess Kuthirakkaliyamma. The temple is famous for the various Theyyams
, such as Moovalam Kuzhichamundi, Chooliyar Bhagavathi, Vishnumoorthy, Padaveeran, Kundor Chamundi and Gulikan.
Folklore has that once Kottila Veetil Mootha Chettiyar went to attend the Pattulstavam of Shri Kandothidam Bhagavathi Temple at Payyanur. On returning, Someswariyamma (the deity) accompanied him and was later on installed at Madappally Temple.
The main festival falls on the Malayalam month
Dhanu 21st and 22nd. The events start with the Padaveeran Vellattam followed by other Thottams on the evening of 21st. The temple also conducts the pooram on the Malayalam month of
Meenam when devotees throng the temple in large numbers.