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Cheriya Bhagavathy Theyyam – Story – Information

Cheriya Bhagavathy Theyyam is a very popular theyyam performed in numerous kavu, tharavadu (homes) and temples in Kannur and Kasaragod regions during the annual theyyam thira and kaliyattam festival. As per information, she is the sister of Goddess Bhagavathy (Shakthi – Kali – Durga). She appears to help her elder sister or to protect her devotees. As per Cheriya Bhagavathy story, she defeats demons and protects the wealth and life of her devotees. She also drives away harmful supernatural beings.

She appears in a ferocious form holding a shield and a sword. She blesses devotees with peace and prosperity. She helps devotee recover lost items.

Cheriya Bhagavathy theyyam is very popular and one can witness it in many temple is Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala including at the Kasargod Neeleswaram Karinthalam Tharavad Devasthanam, Kasaragod Nileshwar Paalayi Chennam Kunnummal Tharavad Devasthanam, Kasaragod Nileshwar Padinjattam Kozhuval Sree Puliyakkat Yogi Madam, Kasaragod Kanhangad Kottachery Thulucheri Kummanar Kalari Devasthanam, Thalassery Eranholi Nidungottum Kavu, Kasargod Nileshwar Kinavur Thachadam Cherutta Tharavadu Devasthanam temple, Kuthuparamba Mooriyad Mankulathu Kavu temple, Kannur Cheruvanjeri Poovathur Athyaarakkavu Bhagavathy temple, Kasaragod Nileshwar Koyithatta Tarvadu Kavu temple and Kannur Kadirur Kakkara Antholikkavu temple.