Capturing Theyyam

Theyyam or Theyyattam is a popular Hindu ritual of worship in North Kerala state, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kannur and Kasargod districts). As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs, it embraces almost all the castes and classes of the Hindu religion in this region. The performers of Theyyam belong to the indigenous tribal community, and have an important position in Theyyam. This is unique, since only in Kerala, do both the upper-caste Brahmins and lower-caste tribals share an important position in a major form of worship. The term Theyyam is a corrupt form of Devam or God. People of these districts consider Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from this Theyyam.A similar custom is followed in the Tulu Nadu region of neighbouring Karnataka known as Bhuta Kola
(details from here)
P S: sorry for the bad image quality, this is when I wish if I had a better camera :) poor me!
P P S: Image edited to compensate for bad image quality.

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Haddock said...

That was informative.

Shravan RN said...

@ Haddock
:-) thanks for the comment bro :-)

Mind Writer! said...

Very vividly written about the ritual. Saw such rituals on TV but didn't know it belongs to your place.

The edited version of the picture is looking great with the post. So no complaint against the picture this time. :)

The template is too good this time. :D

Chocolate Lover said...

nice post :))

Shravan RN said...

@ Lopa
not writted by me dear.. see the link.. everything from there !

and glad this time u liked the pics :)

Shravan RN said...

@ Shriti

Mind Writer! said...


rohini said...

hey nice post....first tiem on your blog...first thing which i noticed was ur also frm knpp...i too stayed there for 7 yrs...and next i found the post to be very informative...thnx for spreading it...do visit my blog too..


Shravan RN said...

@ Lopa
:@ :@

Shravan RN said...

@ Rohini
welcome to the graveyard :-) and thanks for the comment :-) and all the info from the link given as credits, only the image is mine :-) and glad to know that you lived at kannur :-)and will be checking your blogs soon :-)

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