Monday, March 12, 2012

The Real Heroes of Malabar

Theyyam (Malayalam: തെയ്യം) or Theyyattam or Thira is a popular Hindu ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala state, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kasargod, Kannur Districts, Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad and Vadakara & Koyilandy Taluks of Kozhikode of Kerala state. 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 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.......[Wiki] 

1 comment:

മേൽപ്പത്തൂരാൻ said...

എന്നെ എന്നു ഹരംകൊള്ളിച്ചിട്ടുള്ള തെയ്യക്കോലങ്ങള്‍..:)

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