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Padarkulangara Veeran Theyyam – Story – Information

Padarkulangara Veeran theyyam, a male theyyam associated with Puthiya Bhagavathi temple, is performed during the annual Kaliyattam Thira Theyyam festival in Kannur and other nearby regions of Kerala. As per information, this theyyam became a Daivakaru after getting killed by Bhagavathi. Padarkulangara Veeran theyyam story has it that a brahmin youth who was walking through the paddy fields of Padarkulangara happened to witness few women taking bath in a pond. The women were actually Puthiya Bhagavathi and her attendant deities. The deities invited the young man to join them in the pond. Bhagavathi asked the young man to take a dip. When the young Brahmin man took a dip and came up, she cut off his head.

The young man became a daivakaru and was given a place of worship at the home Paringalayi Kammal. The theyyam has place in almost all Puthiya Bhagavathi and Veera Kali temples.

The theyyam arrives like a Brahmin carrying traditional umbrella and naiyamruthu kudam. As the Kaliyattam progresses, the theyyam removes his sacred thread and enacts cutting a cockerel and thus becomes a non-brahmin.