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Vadakkiniyakathu Kurathi Theyyam – Story – Information

Vadakkiniyakathu Kurathi theyyam kolam (വടക്കിനിയകത്ത്കുറത്തി തെയ്യം) is a rare theyyam and is worshipped at numerous kavu, tharavadu and temples in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of North Kerala during the annual theyyam, thira and kaliyattam festival. As per information, she spreads various kinds of poxes in the region. As per Vadakkiniyakathu Amma theyyam story, she is none other than Goddess Parvati and is referred to as Kunnin Makal – the daughter of Mountain. She protects her devotees from supernatural forces and all kinds of natural calamities. She prefers to stay in outdoor store area of the house.

If there is a Vadakkiniyakathu theyyam in a sacred place, she will be the first theyyam to appear. She is widely worshipped by the women folk. The scene of women cooking food and serving it to Vadakkiniyakathu theyyam is a heart wrenching scene. All kinds of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are part of the food served.

She is worshipped for good health, peace and prosperity. It is widely believed that she has the power to heal all kinds of diseases.