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Changalan Theyyam – Information – Story – Changalan Daivam

Changalan Theyyam Kolam (ചങ്ങാലൻ തെയ്യം) is a rare theyyam seen during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, this is male theyyam and of a person who lived during the ancient times. As per Changalan theyyam story, he belonged to the lower strata of the society and his selfless action and sacrifice earned him honor, love and respect of people. A theyyam is performed annually in remembrance of the divine feat that made him a divinity.

Changalan Theyyam is annually performed at Vellad Sree Mahadeva temple in Kannur and at Mathamangalam Vellora Chuzhali Bhagavathy temple in Kannur (December 25 and December 26).