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Alakkunnu Chamundi Theyyam – About – Story

Alakkunnu Chamundi theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam – thira – kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of Kerala. The theyyam is performed in tharavadu (houses). As per information, the theyyam is associated with Goddess Shakti (Durga and Bhagavathy). As per Alakkunnu Chamundi theyyam story, she is believed to have taken the ferocious form to protect the wealth and life of a staunch devotee of hers. Her theyyam are performed in those places wherever she appeared.

Alakkunnu Chamundi theyyam blesses devotees with peace and prosperity. She is also believed to cure contagious diseases. She appears in a ferocious form to protect the wealth and life of her devotees. She is also propitiated to defeat enemies.

Taliparamba Naduvil Ayyappa-Vanadurga temple (Vanadevatha Sthanam or Naduvil Vanadurga temple) and Pothukundu Veerabhadra temple are two important temples in which Alakkunnu Chamundi theyyam is performed.