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Thoovakkaran Theyyam – Story – Information

Thoovakkaran theyyam is a lesser known and rare theyyam seen during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, this is a male deity and is associated with livestock protection. As per Thoovakkaran theyyam story, the deity appeared before the head a community that earned a living through livestock. The deity offered protection of farm animals. The deity was given a place of worship. A theyyam is performed annually to invoke the blessings of the theyyam.

Thoovakkaran theyyam is offered prayers for early cure of serious health issues and for a good harvest and incident free rainy season. The kolam or dress and make up the theyyam varies from temple to temple.

Thoovakkaran theyyam can be witnessed at Sree karakkakkavu Bhagavathi temple at Pilicode, Kannur Kadannappally Kanancheri Bhagavathy temple, Nileshwaram Angakalari Sree Vettakoru Makan Kottaram Paadarkulangara Bhagavathy temple, Kasargod Nileshwaram Palakkat Sree Puthiya Parambath Bhagavathy Kavu temple and Kasargod Nileswaram Pallikkara Kenamangalam Kazhakam Bhagavathi temple.