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Parakkadavu Bhagavathy Theyyam – Story – Information

Parakkadavu Bhagavathy Theyyam kolam (പാറക്കടവ് ഭഗവതി തെയ്യം കോലം) is a rare theyyam performed in numerous kavu, tharavadu, temples and sacred places in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, this is a fierce manifestation of Goddess Bhagavathi who has just annihilated demon Darika. As per Parakkadavu Bhagavathy theyyam story, this is the eight-arm form of Goddess Bhagavathy. She has just chopped the head of Darikasuran and she is performing Tandava dance. The entire universe is trembling and earth will be soon shattered into two pieces. Shiva tries to stop the dance of Goddess Devi by lying on her path. To save earth, Shiva forms the bed for Goddess to dance. It is believed that she appeared in this form in a tharavadu and found a place of worship. She blesses devotees in this form.

It is widely believed that she appeared from the third eye of Shiva. Some believe that she is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati.

Different regions and different communities have different names for this manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.

She is also known by numerous other names including Thai Paradevatha, Thiruvarkattu Bhagavathi, Bhadrakali, Arathil Bhagavathy, Kalleriamma, Kappattu Bhagavathy, Ettikulam Bhagavathy, Kammadathu Amma, Kalariyal Bhagavathy, Kuttikol Bhagavathy, Chembilottu Bhagavathy, EranAshtamichal Bhagavathy, Kannamgalam Bhagavathy, Veeranchira Bhagavathy, Kolaswaroopathingal Thai, Pacheni Bhagavathy, Puthiyarambath Amma, Vallarkulangara Bhagavathi, Karyappilamma, Chamakavilamma ,Tuluvanathu Bhagavathy, Edachirapothi, Manathana Pothi, Koolanthattu Bhagavathy, Kuttikol Bhagavathy, Niramangalathu Bhagavathy etc.

Parakkadavu Bhagavathy Theyyam is worshipped to overcome health issues, peace, prosperity and desire fulfillment.