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Pulli Pothi Theyyam – Story – Information

Pulli Pothi theyyam is a ferocious Mother Goddess theyyam performed during the annual thira kaliyattam theyyam festival in Kannur region of Kerala. As per information, this is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Parvati. As per Pulli Pothy theyyam story, she helps in controlling communicable diseases like various poxes. As per some belief is she who spreads and control the poxes.

Pulli Pothi theyyam is unique in various aspects as she has a ferocious appearance. Fire torches are lit on her thirumudi or head gear and also around her waist.

The theyyam is worshiped for peace, good health and prosperity.

Pulli Pothi theyyam is annually worshipped at Cheruvathur Kodakkad Sree Kotten Tharavad Devasthanam temple in Kasaragod and Kannur Vellad Sree Mahadeva temple.