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Palichon Theyyam – Story – Information

Palichon Theyyam is a rare theyyam seen during the annual thira kaliyattam theyyam festival mainly in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, this is the theyyam of a person who had lived in the region and the story is based on folklore. Palichon Theyyam Devan story is that of the deity helping the region, a family through his selfless action and becomes a daivakaru or holy person. The person is given a worship place and theyyam is performed in his remembrance annually.  

Palichon Theyyam is a calm theyyam and is friendly towards the people. It has a unique headgear and appearance. The theyyam holds a weapon suggesting the warrior quality of the theyyam. Karikkolon Devan theyyam is seen along with Palichon Daivam theyyam.

This theyyam can be witnessed at Kasaragod Cheruvatur Achaamthuruthi Sree Palichon Devasthanam temple on January 16.