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Kanakkara Bhagavathy Theyyam – Story – Information

Kanakkara Bhagavathy Theyyam is a Mother Goddess theyyam worshipped in few kavu, tharavadu and temples in Kasaragod region during the annual theyyam, thira and kaliyattam festival. As per information, this theyyam is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Durga Bhagavathy or Devi. Kanakkara Bhagavathy theyyam story is associated with Kalakattu Tantri. One day the tantri was immersed in performing tantra and mantra. A child was crying stop in the home and the tantri asked someone to stop the crying of the baby. The Devi who was worshipped in the house by the tantri killed the child to stop it from crying. When Kalakattu Tantri found out about the cruelty committed by the Goddess, he threw the abode of Goddess (kalum palakayum) far away from his compound. The items fell in a forest area belonging to Edamana Tantri. The tantri gave a space to the goddess in his home but threw away Kalum Palakayum into a river. It reached Chemeni Alamthittayil and here she is worshipped as Kanakkara Bhagavathy.

Kanakkara Bhagavathy is worshipped for desire fulfillment, peace, prosperity and to solve family problems. She is also worshipped for success.

Kanakkara Bhagavathy theyyam is performed at Kasaragod Kayyur Koyithat Tharavadu Devasthanam temple, Kasaragod Cheemeni Alanthatta Puthiyadathara Devasthanam temple and few other places.