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Aryapoomala Theyyam – Story – Information

Aryapoomala theyyam is worshipped widely performed in many kavu, temples and tharavadu in Northern Kerala especially in Kannur and Kasaragod regions. As per information, Aryapoomala Bhagavathy is the paradevata or main deity of Thiyya community. The story of Aryapoomala is associated with Poomaruthan theyyam. Goddess Arya Poomala does not have a theyyam of her own but Poomaruthan has a theyyam.

Goddess Aryapoomala was once enjoying the flowers in the garden in heaven. But heavenly damsels disturb the garden by plucking the flowers. Goddess Aryapoomala takes the help of the guards to protect the garden. She approaches a Shiva Bhoota Gana who was hiding in the form of wind in a flower in the garden.

Goddess Aryapoomala gave him the name Poomaruthan. He protects the garden and its flowers by driving away the damsels of heaven through sorcery, magic and trickery.

Goddess Aryapoomala was impressed by Poomaruthan and gave him the status of her brother. She took him to her personal garden, Arya Poonkavanam.

One day Poomaruthan expressed the desire to see Malanad to Goddess Aryapoomala. But they did not have a small boat to cross the seas. During this time, the daughter of King Ariya came to the garden form observing Poora Vratham.

Goddess Arya Poomala entered the princess and she caused trouble to her. The princess fell down unconscious. Through astrologers, King Ariya learned about the desire of Goddess Aryapoomala.

Vishwakarma arrived on the orders of the King Ariya and built a boat for the Goddess. Goddess Aryapoomala and Poomarthuan started their journey towards Malanad in the boat.

They landed on various ports and finally settled in Ramanthali Kurvanthatta tharavadu. The places where the Goddess visited like Maniyara, Thalaneri, Ramavilyam etc have the presence the Goddess.