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Ponmakal Theyyam – Information – Story

Ponmakal 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. Ponmakal Theyyam 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.  

Ponmakal Theyyam is a calm theyyam and is friendly towards the people. It has a unique headgear and appearance.

This theyyam can be witnessed at Kannur Chalad Kunnathu Bhavoor Karinkali temple (January 1 to January 3) and Chala Kalarivattam temple (Feb 9 to 11).