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Kelan Kulangara Bhagavathi Theyyam – Story – Information

Kelan Kulangara Bhagavathi Theyyam (കേളൻകുളങ്ങര ഭഗവതി തെയ്യം) is a powerful theyyam performed in many tharavadu, kavu and temples in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. She is the daughter of Paramashiva. She saves her devotees and punishes those who perform adharma.

It is said that Mother Goddess took this ferocious form to annihilate a group of people belong to the Kelan Kulangara family. It seems the virgin form of the Goddess was harmed and destroyed by the male members of the Kelankulangara family. The virgin then shed her kind and innocent form and took the ferocious form of Bhadra, Kali and Mahakali, Bhadrakali, and Parameshwari. The unimaginably ferocious form of Kelankulangara Bhagavathi emitted fire balls from her eyes and killed all the male members of the Kelan Kulangara family.

She then destroyed the entire house of Kelankulangara. After destruction, she made the tharavadu or house as her abode.

It is believed that she is a powerful mantra murti and thus blesses devotees with divine powers, wealth and magic.

She protects the orphan children.

Her form is depicted with fire and ferociousness. It is believed that when in anger she performs the ferocious tandava dance. The person performing this theyyam can atimes go uncontrollable.

This theyyam is performed at Kasargod Kanhangad Chithari Chamundikunnu Vishnu Chamundeshwari temple, Kannur Kayalode Sree Arathil Bhagavathi Kshetram, Edanad Plavinkeezhil Kelankulangara Bhagavathy Kshethram and Payyanur Vellur Chamakkavu Bhagavathy temple.