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Poothadi Malakidaran Theyyam – Information – Story

Poothadi Malakidaran Theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, this is a male theyyam and a theyyam associated with a particular profession. As per story, Poothadi Malakidaran theyyam was given a place of worship after his selfless sacrifice. Due to his actions, he attained the status of a Daivakkaru.

This theyyam holds an unusual item in his hands. The thirumudi or headgear the theyyam is also unique.

This theyyam can be witnessed annually at Dharmadam Sree Andalur Kavu temple, Kannur Cherukunnu Chunda Vettakkorumakan Swami temple, and Kannur Vengad Peringaali Arayadath Tharavad Kavu temple.