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Pethalan Theyyam – Story – Information

Pethalan 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. Pethalan 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.  

Pethalan 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.

This theyyam can be witnessed at Kasargod Hosdurg Mulivannur Bhagavathy Kavu on February 11.