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Anchanangum Bhootham Theyyam – Information – Story

Anchanangum Bhootham theyyam (അഞ്ചണങ്ങും ഭൂതം തെയ്യം) is a popular theyyam associated with ghosts and supernatural beings worshiped in few kavu tharavadu and temples during the annual kaliyattam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, Anchanangum Bhootham theyyam is a Shaiva Bhootham or Shiva Gana. Anchanangum Bhootham theyyam story is that of the supernatural being causing havoc in a region by disturbing the peaceful life of people by harming them and their farm animals. To appease and for peaceful coexistence the bhootham is given an aaroodam or worship place. A theyyam is performed annually to keep it calm and content.

The theyyam is offered prayers to achieve peace and prosperity. It is worshiped for good health of children and also for desire fulfillment. Some tantrics propitiate Anchanangum Bhootham to defeat enemies and to find treasures or make materialistic gains.

The theyyam is performed usually at night.

Anchanangum Bhootham theyyam is performed annually at Nileswaram Paalayi Chenamkunnummal Tharavad Devasthanam temple, Nileshwaram Kinavur Thachadam Cherutta Tharavadu Devasthanam temple, Sree Kottikulam Puthrakkar Tharavadu Devasthanam in Kasaragod, Nileshwaram Padinjattam Kozhuval Sree Puliyakkat Yogi Madam temple, Kanhangad Kottachery Thulucheri Kummanar Kalari Devasthanam temple, Nileswaram Padinhattam Kozhuval Karippothu Tharavad temple, Edakkaal Sree Vishnumurthy Devasthanam temple, Madikai Erikkulam Padinharchamundi temple in Kasaragod, Kanhangad Vellikoth Puravankara Tharavadu Devasthanam temple, Kanhangad Ravaneeswaram Kalarikkal Mulavannur Bhgavathy temple, Kanhangad Vellikothu Panayanthatta Tharavadu Devasthanam temple, Kasargod Vellikoth Edathil Tharavad Devasthanam temple, and Kasargod Bankalam Kakkatt Panakkool Tharavad Erinhikkaal Bhagavathy temple.