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Arya Poonkani Theyyam – Story – Information

Arya Poonkani theyyam is a exceptional theyyam performed during the annual theyyam – thira – kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, the theyyam is associated with Goddess Shakti. As per Arya Poonkani theyyam story, she is believed to have arrived on a boat to the region from the land of gods and goddesses. Her theyyam are performed in those places wherever she visited.

Arya Poonkani theyyam blesses devotees with peace and prosperity. She is also believed to cure contagious diseases. She appears in a ferocious form and holds a traditional temple sword.