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Ilamkarumakan Theyyam – Story – Information

Ilamkarumakan Theyyam is a warrior theyyam performed during the annual theyyam, kaliyattam, thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, the theyyam is in memory of a dead person who performed great deeds. Illamkarumakan theyyam story is based on the legend of a courageous man from a lower stratum of the society. He defends the wealth and life of people from enemies and gives his life.

The theyyam which attained a cult status is given a place in worship places. It is later honored with a theyyam. Sometimes, the theyyam starts disturbing people and livestock and therefore to please it a theyyam is given.

Ilamkarumakan Theyyam is performed at numerous temples include Kayalode Kappummal Kozhur Poothadi temple, Mattannur Kolari Mele Veedu temple, Dharmadam Sree Andalur Kavu, Cherukunnu Chunda Vettakkorumakan Swami temple and Vengad Peringaali Arayadath Tharavadu Kavu temple.

The theyyam usually holds a sword and shield and challenges enemies. He takes a angry and attacking posture.

The theyyam is offered prayers for strength to defeat enemies and to recover stolen items.