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Ilayamma Theyyam – Moothamma Theyyam

Ilayamma Theyyam and Moothamma Theyyam which are performed rarely in temples and kavu of Kannur and Kasargod districts of Kerala are a manifestation of diseases especially infectious diseases. There are two types of gods and goddesses one which spread diseases and the other which cures diseases. Ilayamma Theyyam – Moothamma Theyyam spreads diseases. Puthiya Bhagavathy is Goddess who cures the diseases spread by Ilayamma Theyyam and Moothamma Theyyam. Ilayamma Theyyam and Moothamma Theyyam are together known as Cheerambumaru. Ilayamma Theyyam and Moothamma Theyyam are performed at Kavinmoola Cherupazhassi Puthiyakavu temple near Mayyil ( കാവിൻമൂല ചെറുപഴശ്ശി പുതിയ ഭഗവതി കാവ് കളിയാട്ടം). Ilayamma Theyyam – Moothamma Theyyam – Information രോഗങ്ങള്ക്ക് ദേവതാസങ്കല്പം ചെയ്യുന്ന പതിവ് പണ്ടുണ്ടായിരുന്നു . തെയ്യാട്ടത്തില് ‍ രോഗദേവതകളെ കാണാം . ഇവരില് ‍ രോഗം വിതയ്ക്കുന്നവരെന്നും രോഗശമനം വരുത്തുന്നവരെന്നും രണ്ടുതരമുണ്ട് . ചീറുമ്പമാര് ‍ ( മൂത്തഭഗവതി , ഇളയഭഗവതി ), ദണ്ഡദേവന് ‍

Sasthappan Theyyam – Story

Sasthappan Theyyam is widely performed during the Theyyam festivals in temples and Kavu in Kannur and Kasargod districts of Kerala. As per ancient history, Sasthappan was worshipped by 18 Brahmin families. He had magical powers and was very powerful. The origin of Sasthappan Theyyam is traced to Kalakattu family famous for black magic and other Tantric rituals. As per local belief, Sasthappan was born to Shiva and Goddess Parvati who took the form of Valluvan and Valluvathi. They gave the child to the Namboothiri of Kalakattu family. But the child did not follow Brahmin tradition. He performed all kinds of non-Brahmanical actions. Sasthappan was brilliant in studies but never listened to his teacher. One day the teacher physically punished him. In anger Sasthappan killed the teacher and left the place. Later he took up the job grazing the cattle of his house. But one day he killed an ox and drank its blood. Kalakattu Namboothiri who came to know about this incident warned him

Bhootham Theyyam - Story - Information Performance In Theyyam – Kaliyattam Festival

Bhootham theyyam is an important performed during Theyyam – Kaliyattam festival performed in temples and kavus in Kannur and Kasargod districts. Some of the important Bhoothams that are performed in temples include Shaiva Bhoothams like Velithua Bhootham, Karim Bhootham and Chuvanna Bhootham. Those people who had violent deaths and became ghosts are part of the Bhootham theyyam. Some of the examples of such bhoothams are Anangu Bhootham, Kalar Bhootham and Vatti Bhootham. Some Devatas or benevolent deities also come under the banner of Bhootham like Panchuruli Bhootham. ഭൂതാരാധനയ്ക്ക് തുളുനാട്ടിലുള്ള പ്രാധാന്യം കേരളത്തിലില്ല . എങ്കിലും തെയ്യാട്ടത്തിന്റെ രംഗത്ത് ഭൂതാരാധനയും നിലനില്ക്കുന്നു . വെളുത്തഭൂതം , കരിംപൂതം , ചുവന്നഭൂതം എന്നീ തെയ്യങ്ങൾ ശിവാംശഭൂതങ്ങളാണ് .  ദുർമൃതിയടഞ്ഞ പ്രേതപിശാചുക്കളിൽ ചിലതും ‘ ഭൂത ’ മെന്ന വിഭാഗത്തിൽ വരുന്നുണ്ട് . അണങ്ങ്ഭൂതം , കാളർഭൂതം , വട്ടിപ്പൂതം എന്നിവ അതിനു തെളിവാണ് .  എന്നാൽ തെയ്യത്തിലെ ചില ദേവതകളെ ( പഞ്ചുരുളി തുടങ്ങിയവർ ) ഭൂതക്കോ

Kuttiattoor Nallamthottam Kathivannurveeran Temple – Theyyam Festival

Kuttiattoor Nallamthottam Kathivannurveeran temple is located at Kuttiattoor in Kannur district, Kerala. This is a small family owned temple – kavu. The annual theyyam festival in the temple is held for two days on Makaram 16 and Makaram 17 (January 30 and January 31). The main theyyams performed in this temple are Elladath Bhagavathy, Kathivanoor Veeran theyyam and Thekkan Gulikan. The shrine is dedicated to Kathivannurveeran or Mannapan – a great warrior who died defending his people and region. Kathivanoor Veeran is worshipped along with Chemmarathy, who believed in the strength and ferociousness of Kathivanoor Veeran.

Vaikunta Rama form of Vishnu – Story of Vaikunta Rama

Vykunta Rama is a manifestation that Bhagwan Vishnu took to fulfill the desire of his ardent devotee Rishi Bhadra. This form is worshipped in Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Temple.  The story of Vaikunta Rama symbolically suggests the greatness of intense devotion. Rishi Bhadra, an ardent devotee of Vishnu, performed intense penance on the banks of Godavari River. Sri Ram met Rishi Bhadra at the Dandakaranya forest near Godavari River. Rishi Bhadra Rama to spend some time with him. However, Sri Ram was in a hurry as he was in search of Mata Sita who was kidnapped by Ravana. Rishi Bhadra was even ready to carry Sri Ram on his head. Moved by his devotion, Rama promised him that he would fulfill his desire on his way back. Sri Ram later found Mata Sita and annihilated demon Ravana with the help of Vanara army. He had forgotten about the promise he made to Bhadra. Rama Avatar had ended. However, Rishi Bhadra was still continuing his penance. When Bhagavan Vishnu re

Achankoil Sastha Temple – Ayyappa Temple at Achankovil

Achankoil Sastha Temple , or the Dharmasastha Temple , is one among the five important temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala . Lord Ayyappa leads the Grihastha Ashrama life here – he is depicted as a family man or leads married life here. He is depicted along with his two wives – Purna and Pushkala. It is believed that the idol here was installed by Lord Parashurama. The Sastha Murti (Vigraham) in the shrine is unique as he holds sword and shield. He also wears colorful clothes.   The Achankovil Sastha Temple is famous for curing poisonous snake bites. The left hand of the idol of Ayyappa at Achankovil Sastha Temple always holds ‘Chandan’ (sandalwood paste) and Thirtha (holy water). The Chandan and Thirtha are considered to have medicinal properties to cure snake bites. The temple complex also contains other deities associated with the Ayyappa legend. The festivals and rituals held here have strong Tamil roots. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the

Kannur Kizhunna Sri Valiyaveedu Kannirasi Temple – Theyyam Festival

Kannur Kizhunna Sri Valiyaveedu Kannirasi temple is located at Kizhunna in Kannur district, Kerala. This is a typical Kavu type of temple owned by family found in Northern Kerala. The annual theyyam festival in the temple is held on Makaram 24 and Makaram 25 (usually February 7 and February 8). There are three main small sreekovils here. The subsidiary deities are worshipped on small square platforms and there are huge trees in and around the shrine, which are part of worship and rituals. The important theyyams performed here are Ilamkarumakan theyyam, Nagakanni or Nagakanya, Oorpazhassi Theyyam, Vettakkorumakan Theyyam and Vishnumurthy Theyyam.

Mambaram Bavode Varayil Madappura Muthappan – Bhagavathy Temple – Theyyam Festival

Mambaram Bavode Varayil Madappura Muthappan – Bhagavathy temple is located at Bavode in Kannur district, Kerala. This is a kudumba temple or family owned shrine and is famous for its annual theyyam festival held usually from the first Friday to Sunday of Malayalam Meena Masam. The theyyams performed in this temple are Manthana Pothi, Muthappan, Pookutty Sasthappan, Thiruvappana and Vishnumurthy Theyyam. There are two main shrines here and several platforms dedicated to subsidiary deities. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Muthappan and Bhagavathy.

Sincere Struggle Fortified With Prayer And Japa Will Enable Man Gain Upper Hand Over Unruly Mind

Vedanta says divinity is the core of our personality. When this real ‘I’, the Atman, identifies itself with the mind and the body, we feel we are individuals with distinct identities. In order that any perception becomes possible, the ‘I’ should get connected to buddhi; the buddhi should get linked with manas, the deliberative faculty; the manas should come in contact with the sense organ; and the sense organ should get linked with the sense object. Both memory and the desire to repeat an action in here in our mental storehouse, called chitta. Though memory and desire are two separate things, they get easily connected in a person who is not wide awake. In most of us, our ‘I’ is identified with the mind and the body; the buddhi is not always awake or alert. When our ‘I’ gets connected to the combined memory and desire, it is really our will (buddhi) that gets linked to them. When the will (energized by the Atman behind   it) gets linked to the desire, harmless images from memory becom

Dreaming Of Oily Hair – Meaning

Dreaming of oily hair is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be obsessed with beauty and this will cause hardships and troubles. It also means a beauty product or treatment going wrong and you will be forced to do something different which might be embarrassing. Dreams of oily hair also mean your insecurity will result in blunders. It also means jealousy forcing you to do silly things. Dream of oily hair and you are not seen in the dream means you will not aware about something that has gone wrong. It also means people making fun of you. Dreams of oily hair and you are seen in the dream means you will start wondering soon whether certain practice you are following is worth it. It also means you being forced to follow tradition or customs. Dreaming of oily hair and you see other people in the dream means you will follow the directions of a group or sect. It also means participating in something that you had not done before.

27 November 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 27 November 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:31 PM on November 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:18 PM on November 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on November 27, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 4:26 PM.  Nakshatra  – Purva Shada or Pooradam nakshatra till 5:01 PM on November 27. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 3:20 PM on November 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasth