Malliyottu Palottukavu Aadaam Kovval is a temple situated at Kunhimangalam near Payyanur in Kannur District. The presiding deity is Palottu Daivam. The Theyyams performed here are: Paalottu Daivam, Puliyoor Kali, Pullikkarimkali, Pulikandan, Rakthachamundi, Vishnumoorthi Madayil Chamundi, Kundor Chamundi and Kunjaru Kurathiyamma. This temple is managed by the Thiyya community. The members of the governing body are known as "Malliyodan". Spanning an area of 5 acres, the kavu houses a Nalukettu, sanctums of several Gods and Goddesses, Kailasakkallu, Kodimaram and Pattupura. There is also a Devi temple outside the Nalukettu. The priest of Palottu Daivam is Malliyodan whereas for other gods, it is Anthithiriyan.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.