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Ayyappan Theyyam – Information – Story

Ayyappan Theyyam is a rare theyyam performed a select few tharavadu, kavu and temples in Kannur region of Kerala during the annual theyyam – thira – kaliyattam festival. As per information, Ayyappan theyyam is associated with Sabarimala Ayyappa. The story of Ayyappan Theyyam indicates of him appearing before a devotee to help him out of a crisis. Some stories connect the theyyam appearing in the dream of an important person and indicating his presence.

Ayyappan theyyam blesses a devotee with happiness and desire fulfillment. He also helps a devotee overcome physical problems. He blesses a devotee with courage to overcome fear.

He is depicted as holding an arrow or stick. He appears in both benign and ferocious form.

Ayyappan theyyam is performed at Azhikode Velan tharavadu and Azhikode Uppayichaal Velankuniyil Kunjarukurathiyamma Devasthanam temple.