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Neela Karinkali Theyyam – Story – Information

Neela Karinkali theyyam (നീലകരിങ്കാളി തെയ്യം) is a rare powerful Mother Goddess theyyam worshipped in a few kavu, tharavadu and temples during the annual theyyam, thira, kaliyattam festival in Kannur region of North Kerala. As per information, this is a ferocious form of Goddess Bhagavathy. As per Neela Karingali story, she appeared to defeat demons but her uncontrollable fury caused disturbance in the region. She had also given darshan to an ardent devotee. She was given a proper place of worship and a theyyam is performed annually to keep her calm and benign.

Neela Karinkali theyyam has an aesthetically decorated headgear. Her dress and appearance is different from other ferocious Bhagavathi theyyam.

This form of Mother Goddess is worshipped for avoid incurable diseases especially contagious diseases like poxes. She is also worshipped for protection and to keep away wild animals from attacking farm animals. She is also propitiated for desire fulfillment. She is worshipped to defeat enemies and to keep away supernatural beings disturbing peaceful life in the family.

Neela Karinkali theyyam is worshipped at  Mattannur Kodolipram Thannakkal Bhagavathy Kavu temple and Kuthuparambu Neerveli Thattuparamb Sree Gurunatha temple (February 18 or Feb 19.)