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Karimpootham Theyyam – Story – Information - Karim Bhootham

Karimpootham 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, Karim Bhootham theyyam is a Shaiva bhootham and in some cases that of a person who met with an unnatural death and is roaming around on earth. Karimpootham 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.

Karimpootham 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 Karimbhootham to defeat enemies.

Karimpootham theyyam is performed annually at Kunhimangalam Kuthirummal Mattummal Kalari Devasthanam temple (March 1 to March 4) in Kannur in region.

Karimbhootham theyyam is performed usually at night and the theyyam paints the body black.