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Nageswari Devi Theyyam – Information – Story

Nageswari Devi theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, this theyyam is associated with naga or serpent worship in Kerala. As per Nagesvari Devi theyyam story, the deity appeared in the form of a snake before an elderly person in the tharavadu. The deity was given a space of worship and a theyyam is performed annually to get her blessings.

പാല്ക്കടലിന്റെ നടുവിലുള്ള വെള്ളിമാന്‍ കല്ലിന്റെ അരികിലുള്ള മണിനാഗ മണിപ്പവിഴത്തിന്റെ സമീപത്തെ മണിനാഗപ്പുറ്റില്‍ നിന്നാണത്രെ നാഗേശ്വരി ദേവി  ഉണ്ടായത്.

Sarpabali is performed on the day when the theyyam is performed. Nageswari Devi 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.

The nagamudi or the headdress of the theyyam is unique. Naga symbols are painted on the body and dress.

The theyyam is annually performed at the Nileswaram Thaikadappuram Kottara Kallanthattu Bhagavathy Kshethram from February 14 to February 16.