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Poomaruthan Theyyam – Story – Information

Poomaruthan Theyyam is widely performed in certain temples, kavus and tharavadu in Kannur and Kasargod districts of Kerala. The theyyam is performed in places where Goddess Arya Poonkani or Arya Poomala is worshipped. Goddess Arya Poomala does not have a theyyam of her own.

Poomaruthan Theyyam – Story

Goddess Arya Poomala 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 Arya Poomala 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.

Some the temples in which Poomaruthan theyyam performed include - Kannur Kannapuram Sree Poomala Bhagavathy temple, Kannur Thayineri Sree Kurinhi temple, Kasargod Pallikkara Paalarekeezhil Vishnumurthy temple, Nileswaram Palayi Vallikkunnummal Sree Padarkulangara Bhagavathy temple, Kanhangad Adottu moothedathu kuthiru Pazhayasthanam Padarkkulangara Devasthanam, Kasargod Nileshwaram Andol Kunnummal Puthiyarakkaal Cheralath Bhagavathy temple, Kasargod Kanhangad Chithari Chamundikunnu Vishnu Chamundeswari temple, Nilesharam Pattena Mungath Bhagavathy Kavu, Kasargod Nileswaram Palakkattu Vadakke kalari Vayalil Bhagavathy temple, Nileshwaram Chathamath Thekkedath Puthiyarakkal Padarkulangara Bhagavathy temple, Nileswaram Padinhattam kozhuval Puliyakkattu Puthiyasthanam Vishnumurthi Kshethram, Kasargod Nileswaram Padinhattam Kozhuval Nagacheri Bhagavathy temple and Kasargod Chittarikkaal Perumbatta Thazhethadam Padarkulangara Bhagavathy Kavu.