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Palakki Chamundi Theyyam – Information – Story

Palakki Chamundi theyyam (പാലക്കി ചാമുണ്ഡി) is a are theyyam performed during the annual Kaliyattam, thira , theyyam festival in Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information this is a powerful theyyam associated Shaiva bhootaganas. As per Palakki Chamundi theyyam story, Mahadeva Shiva performed a yajna and seven deities appeared from it. Palakki Chamundi was one of the deities appeared from the yajna. She once appeared at traditional house in Parathoor to quench her thirst, here she found half man half lion form killing and eating cows. She drove away the powerful beast.

The people of the area were so happy with the Goddess and started worshipping her. In order to keep her calm and get her blessings a theyyam is performed annually.

A Muslim theyyam known as Mukri Pokkar is performed along with the Chamundi theyyam.

This theyyam can be witnessed at Kasargod Chittarikkal Kamballur Kottayil Tharavadu Devasthanam temple from October 27 to October 28.