Theyyam (Teyyam,Theyam, Theyyattam) is a popular ritual form of worship in Kerala, India, predominantly in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day KasargodKannur Districts, Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad and Vadakara and KoyilandyTaluks of Kozhikode of Kerala) and also in South Canara and Kodagu of Karnataka as a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The performers of Theyyam belong to the community which are in below level in ancient caste structure formed by Namboothiri brahmins in kerala, and have an important position in Theyyam. The people of these districts consider Theyyam itself as a channel to a God and they thus seek blessings from Theyyam. A similar custom is followed in the Mangalore region of neighbouring Karnataka known as Bhuta Kola.

Shot By
Ersath Mohamed
Copyrights © . rightpathstudio. All Rights Reserved • Terms and Conditions • Privacy Policy