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Elavillu and Karivillu Theyyam – Story – Information

Elavillu and Karivillu (ഇളവില്ലു കരിവില്ല് )are two rare separate theyyams performed during the annual theyyam, thira and kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, these two kolams are dedicated to two men who performed great deed in ancient times. Elavillu and Karivillu theyyam story is that of two brave men sacrificing their lives for the welfare of the people and the region. They are believed to have died fighting enemies. They were worshipped in sacred places after their sacrifice and later as a thanksgiving and respect they were given a theyyam.

The theyyam is worshiped to get blessing from ancestors to defeat enemies and to achieve success in life.

Elavillu and Karivillu theyyam is performed at the Azhikode Sree Palottu Kavu temple in Kannur district of Kerala.