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Ilavilly Theyyam – Information – Story

Ilavilly is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam, thira and kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, the kolam is  dedicated to a man who performed great deed in ancient times. Ilavilly theyyam story is that of a brave man sacrificing their lives for the welfare of the people and the region. He is believed to have died fighting enemies. He is worshipped in sacred places for their selfless service and later as a thanksgiving and respect he is given a theyyam.

The theyyam is worshiped to get blessing from ancestors to defeat enemies and to achieve success in life.

Ilavilly theyyam is performed at the Azhikode Sree Palottu Kavu temple in Kannur district of Kerala.