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Karutha Bhootham Theyyam – Story – Information

Karutha Bhootham 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, Karutha Bhootham theyyam is a Shaiva Bhootham or Shiva Gana. Karutha Bhootham 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.

Karutha Bhootham 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 Karutha Bhootham to defeat enemies.

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

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