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Karnnon Daivam Theyyam – Information – Story

Karnnon Daivam Theyyam is a rare theyyam performed in Kasaragod region of Kerala during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival. As per information, this is the theyyam of the head of family or tharavadu who attains greatness through piety, intelligence, courage or through darshan of a god or goddess. The story of Karnnon Theyyam varies from house to house. The common element is that of an elderly person doing something out of the ordinary to protect the family or the area. In some cases, Karnnon will have the darshan of a Goddess and he takes her help in fighting enemies.

This theyyam appears in a peaceful form and sometimes holds a sword and a shield. He is offered worship for peace and prosperity of the family. The theyyam is also invoked when there is an unnatural death in the family and to solve family issues.

A popular Karnon Daivam is that of Kothoor Maniyani who through his devotion and penance was able to bring Kannangatu Bhagavathy to the region.

Karnnon Daivam Theyyam is performed at Kotti Sri Adi Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple, Madikai Achikanam Koravil Vayanattu Kulavan Devasthanam temple, Hosdurg Mulivannur Bhagavathy Kavu temple, Kanhangad kallyot Bhagavathy temple and Kazhakam Kannoth Thanathinkaal Vayanattu Kulavan Devasthanam

  • പുലികണ്ഠൻ ദൈവത്തിന്റെ തിരുമുടിയഴിച്ച ശേഷം പൂക്കെട്ടി മുടി ധരിച്ച് പൂക്കുടയുമായ് കോലത്തിൻമേൽ കോലമായാണ് ദൈവം അരങ്ങിലെത്തുന്നത്.
  • ക്ഷേത്ര മതിലിന്റെ കന്നിമൂലയിൽ ഭണ്ഡാര പുരയുടെ മീന കൊട്ടിലിൽ സ്തംഭ പ്രതിഷ്ഠയിലാണ് ദൈവത്തിന്റെ സ്ഥാനം.