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Malankidavu Theyyam – Information – Story

Malankidavu 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, Malankidavu 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.

Malankidavu theyyam is performed at Cherukunnu Pazhangode Sree Koorankunnu Bhagavathy Kavu temple (February 24 to February 27) in Kannur.