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Story Of Bhrigasuran And Kuttichathan

Story of Bhrigasuran and Kuttichathan is part of Theyyam folk dance and folklore in North Kerala. Kuttichathanmar are the children of Goddess Parvati and Shiva. The divine couple blessed their children with immense magical powers. Two Kuttichathans – Vishnumaya Kuttichathan and Karikutti chathan – were given by Goddess Parvati to a woman named Koolivaka. She looked after the two like her own children.

Once a demon named Bhrigasuran was enamored by the beauty of Koolivaka and decided to forcibly marry her. This demon was so powerful as he was blessed with the knowledge of using the most powerful Brahmastra.

Bhrigasuran and his army were stopped by Vishnumaya Kuttichathan and Karikutti chathan.

The little finger of Vishnumaya Kuttichathan got hurt in the battle and a drop of blood fell on earth. From this one drop appeared 400 Kuttichathanmar.

Unable to fight against the Kuttichathanmar, the demon used 10 Brahmastras against them. All the 10 Brahmastras were swallowed by 10 Kuttichathanmar and in the process they got killed.

The remaining 390 Kuttichathanmar killed the entire army of Bhrigasuran.

Vishnumaya Kuttichathan used his kuruvadi (a type of stick) and killed Bhrigasuran.