Prathishta / Presiding Deity : Naga
Upadevatha / Sub Deities : xx
This is a temple where Naga is treated as presiding deity. Karippal family is having control over this temple thus temple named as Karippal Naga Temple. Local Committee also there for smooth functioning of temple routines The two theyyam forms of the temple are Nagarajavu and Nagakanni
Ayilyam festival is most important for this temple. Ayilyam is special for Nagas
too. Festival falls on Ayilyam star of Dhanu month in malayalam calendar. Sarpabali
and Thottam are conducted as an offering to the deity on those days.
Karippal , Perumbadavu, Pilathara , Payyanur .
Perumbadavu is 20 km from Pilathara on Payyanur-Kannur Road.