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Kammi Amma Theyyam – Story – Information

Kammi Amma Theyyam is a Goddess theyyam seen in very few kavu, tharavadu and temple in Kannur region of Kerala during the annual kaliyattam koothu thira theyyam festival. As per information, this theyyam does not speak and other people speak on behalf of her. Kammi Amma theyyam story is that of her killing a traveler who arrived at Thiruverkadu Bhagavathy Kavu temple. Kammi Amma guarded the outside portion of the temple and she killed and ate the traveler who arrived at midnight in the temple seeking refuge. Thiruverkadu Bhagavathy got angry at the remorseless action of Kammi Amma and pulled her tongue out and threw her and she fell at Eruvattiyil. She got an aaroodam or place of worship here.

Kammi Amma Theyyam is worshipped at Azhikode Kacheripara Manikkothu Padinjare Veedu temple (December 10 to 11), Karivellur Niduvappuram Pattua Tharavadu temple(May 6 and May 7), Kunhimangalam Kuthirummal Mattummal Kalari Devasthanam temple (December 1 to 4) and Kannur Kuttiattoor Chathoth Tharavad Devasthanam temple (February 27 to Feb 28).