--> Skip to main content

Naga Rajav Theyyam – Information – Story

Naga Rajav theyyam is a rare theyyam performed mainly in Kannur region of Kerala during the annual theyyam, kaliyattam thira festival in North India. As per information, this theyyam belongs to the serpent god and is a male theyyam. As per Naga Rajavu theyyam story, the main snake deity is believed to have given darshan to an important person of a family. The serpent deity also helped the family. The serpent deity is given a place of worship in temple, kavu and tharavadu. A theyyam is annually performed to seek the blessings of the deity.

Naga Rajavu theyyam is worshipped to overcome skin related problems, to beget children, to overcome pregnancy related problems and to avoid confrontation with poisonous reptiles and snakes. Special pujas and worshiped are offered to the deity to overcome Naga dosham and to overcome horoscope related problems due to the bad positioning of Rahu and Ketu.

Naga Rajavu theyyam is noted for its huge thirumudi. Sometimes the thirumudi is small and has the serpent image on the headgear.

The theyyam is annual performed at Payyanur Vellur Kizhakumbad Nagathinmoola Nagam temple (March 10 to March 11), Kannur Ezhilode Edat Cheraatt Kelan Kulangara Bhagavathi Nagasthanam (Feb 26 to Feb 28) and Kannur Narath Cheriyath Kavu Nagasthanam (December 15 to Dec 17).