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Chuvanna Bhootham Theyyam – Story – Information

Chuvanna Bhootham theyyam is a rare theyyam associated with ghosts and supernatural beings worshiped in few kavu tharavadu and temples during the annual kaliyattam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, Chuvanna Bhootham theyyam is a Shiva Gana or Shaiva Bhootham. Chuvanna Bhootham theyyam is that of the supernatural being causing havoc in a region by disturbing the peaceful life of people by harming them and their farm animals. To appease and for peaceful coexistence the bhootham is given an aaroodam or worship place. A theyyam is performed annually to keep it calm and content.

Chuvanna Bhootham theyyam is offered prayers to achieve peace and prosperity. The being is worshiped for good health of children and also for desire fulfillment. Some tantrics propitiate Chuvanna Bhootham to defeat enemies.

Chuvanna Bhootham theyyam is performed usually at night and the theyyam paints the body red.