Sree Andalurkavu is a famous and prominant temple situated at Andalur in Dharmadam village of Kannur district , North Kerala. This old and famous temple is in the name of Lord Rama and the main festival is celebrated in the mid of February that is first week of the month Kumbam of Malayalam calendar.
The annual festival is a wonderful visualisation of devotional unity of a place where people still follow very old and sacred customs through out the season. Its the time the entire village gets themselves into a feeling in which they becomes part of and enjoy holi happiness of being part of the glory of lord Rama. Its the festival where it pictures the great culture merging the normal and common life with great old mythologies.
Being a part of North Malabar, in Andalur kavu also theyyam or theyaattam is the main ritual of worship. Its one of the rare places where Yuddha kanda of Ramayana - the great epic is been visualised and performed.The main deities are Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman. Also one significance for this kavu is that it has two holi places called Mele Kavu and Thazhe kavu.
The name Andalurkavu ( "Andar-villu-oor kavu") can be interpretted as the grove where the sacred weapons of deities are kept. There are also interpretations which says this kavu (sacred grove) was created by Sree Parasuraman , the fifth incarnation of vishnu. There are interesting interpretations behind names of all the other places which surrounds Andalur like Melur,Palayad and Dharmadam. The Andalur , especially the Andalurkavu is the most devine place for the people in all these areas.