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Kshetrapalakan Theyyam – Story – Information

Kshetrapalakan theyyam is a powerful male theyyam performed during the annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, he was the commander-in-chief of Nediyiruppu Swaroopam. As per Kshetrapalakan theyyam story, he was born to Kalaratri and Shiva. He arrived on earth to annihilate demons along with Vettaikkorumakan and Vairajathaneeshwaran. He helps Nediyiruppu Swaroopam in capturing Alladam rajyam. He later became the main deity or Kuladaivam of Alladam.

Kshetrapalakan theyyam has a huge mudi or headgear and it is usually carried around with the help of three or four people. The theyyam usually wears black mudi but also red mudi is also used in certain temples.

Kshetrapalakan theyyam is performed at Cherukunnu Sree Keezhara Koolom Bhagavathy Temple from February 14 to Feb 19. It is performed at Kanhangad Madiyan Koolom Temple on May 22 and May 23 and at Kannur Valapattanam Sree Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy Kavu on June 9 and June 10.