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Akkachamundi Theyyam – Information – Story

Akkachamundi Theyyam (ആക്കച്ചാമുണ്ഡി തെയ്യം) is a ferocious theyyam performed in few holy places in Kasaragod and Kannur region of Kerala during annual Kaliyattam thira festival. As per information, Ackochamundi is a ferocious Mother Goddess form (Goddess Bhagavathy) especially of one who has annihilated Chanda and Munda who was given a place to satisfy her so that she will not harm people, their property and livestock. Akkachamundi Chamundi theyyam story is that of her causing disturbance in a region with her supernatural powers and blood thirstiness. She is given a proper place in a kavu and a theyyam is annually performed so that she will not harm people and other living beings. It is also believed that Mahadeva Shiva performed a yajna and from it appeared seven different types of Chamundi that was deputed to help Goddess Kali in fighting against the demons. 

Aakka Chamundi Chamundi theyyam kolam is worshipped for protection from enemies, to overcome fear of supernatural beings like ghosts etc and for a healthy life. She is also worshipped to get strength to defeat enemies and for desire fulfillment.

Aakkachamundi Chamundi theyyam is performed annually at Kasaragod Chittarikkal Kamballur Kottayil Tharavadu Devasthanam temple from October 27 to October 28.