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Payyakkaal Bhagavathy Theyyam – Information – Story

Payyakkal Bhagavathy Theyyam (പയ്യക്കാൽ ഭഗവതി തെയ്യം) is a rare ferocious Mother Goddess Kali 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 form of Bhagavathy, travelled from Idayilakkadu near Thrikkaripur to Koyyankara Kavu. As per some belief she is Valayanattu Bhagavathy. As per Payyakkal Bhagavathy theyyam 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.

As per another legend, Payyakkal Bhagavathy helped Kshetrapalaka in capturing the Alladam kingdom.

She is worshipped to defeat enemies, for early cure from communicable diseases and for desire fulfillment.

The theyyam has a unique appearance and is ferocious in nature.

The theyyam can be witnessed annually at Thrikkaripur Koyyongara Payyakkal Bhagavathy temple.