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Bhothathareeshwaran Theyyam – Story – Information

Bhothathareeshwaran Theyyam (ഭൂതത്താറീശ്വരൻ) is a rare 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, Bhothathareeshwaran theyyam is a Shaiva Bhootham or Shiva Gana. Bhothathareeshwaran 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. The being is worshiped for good health of children and also for desire fulfillment. Some tantrics propitiate Bhothathareeshwaran to defeat enemies and to find treasures or make materialistic gains.

The theyyam is performed usually at night and the theyyam paints the body white.

Bhothathareeshwaran is popularly known as Velutha Bhootham theyyam.