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Vattakayath Chamundi Theyyam – Information – Story

Vattakayath Chamundi theyyam kolam is a ferocious theyyam performed in few holy places in Kasaragod and Kannur region of Kerala during annual Kaliyattam thira festival. As per information, this is a ferocious Mother Goddess form (Goddess Bhagavathy) especially of one who has annihilated Chanda and Munda who was given a place to satisfy her so that she will not harm people, their property and livestock. Vattakayath Chamundi theyyam story is that of her causing disturbance in a region with her supernatural powers and blood thirstiness. She is given a proper place in a kavu and a theyyam is annually performed so that she will not harm people and other living beings. It is also believed that Mahadeva Shiva performed a yajna and from it appeared seven different types of Chamundi that was deputed to help Goddess Kali in fighting against the demons. Vattakayath Chamundi i is one among them.

Vattakayath Chamundi theyyam is worshipped for protection from enemies, to overcome fear of super natural beings like ghosts etc and for a healthy life. She is also worshipped to get strength to defeat enemies and for desire fulfillment.

Vattakayath Chamundi theyyam is performed annually at Bovikkanam Muliyaar Karicheri Tharavad Devasthanam temple in Kasaragod (March 21 and March 22 – once in 2 years (last performed in 2023))