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Ashtamachal Bhagavathy Theyyam – Information – Story

 Ashtamachal Bhagavathy theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam – thira – kaliyattam festival in Kaannur region of Kerala. As per information, the theyyam is associated with Goddess Shakti (Durga and Bhagavathy). As per Arathil Bhagavathy theyyam story, she is believed to have taken the ferocious form to protect the wealth and life of a staunch devotee of hers. Her theyyam are performed in those places wherever she appeared. She is believed to have protected animals and livestocks.

Ashtamachal Bhagavathy theyyam blesses devotees with peace and prosperity. She is also believed to cure contagious diseases. She appears in a ferocious form holding a sword to protect the wealth and life of her devotees. She is also propitiated to defeat enemies.

Payyannur Theru Sree Ashtamachal Bhagavathy temple is an important temple in which Ashtamachal Bhagavathy theyyam is performed.

She is closely associated with the popular Thaiparadevata theyyam performed in several temples, tharavdu and kavu across Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala.