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Malakkari Theyyam – Information – Story

Malakkari theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, this is a male theyyam and a warrior theyyam. As per story, Malakkari theyyam was given a place of worship after his selfless sacrifice.

This theyyam holds a sword and is known to perform wild actions. In some rituals the theyyam breaks coconuts.

Malakkari theyyam is performed at Kuttiattoor Pazhassi Vediyera Chukannamma Kottam (February 18 to February 19) in Kannur and Thalassery Moozhikkara Chandroth Bhagavathi temple (February 3 to February 5).