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Velutha Bhootham Theyyam – Story – Information

Velutha Bhootham Theyyam is a rare theyyam associated with ghosts and supernatural beings worshiped in few kavu tharavadu and temples during the annual kaliyattam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, Velutha Bhootham theyyam is a Shaiva Bhootham or Shiva Gana. Velutha Bhootham theyyam story is that of the supernatural being causing havoc in a region by disturbing the peaceful life of people by harming them and their farm animals. To appease and for peaceful coexistence the bhootham is given an aaroodam or worship place. A theyyam is performed annually to keep it calm and content.

Velutha Bhootham theyyam is offered prayers to achieve peace and prosperity. The being is worshiped for good health of children and also for desire fulfillment. Some tantrics propitiate Velutha Bhootham to defeat enemies.

Velutha Bhootham theyyam is performed annually at Ku Pilathara Edanadu Neythalath Puthalathu Bhagavathy temple, Ramanthali Sree Thekkadavan Dharma Daivasthanam temple, Kannur Vengara Moolakeel Kizhakkara Kavu temple, Azhikode Sree Arayambrath Kottam, Chekkikkulam Maniyoor Sree Kizhakkankavu Bhagavathy Kshetram, Kannur Parassinikkadavu Kodallur Sree Kulangarakavu Neeliyar Bhagavathy Kavu temple and Kannur Thaliparamba Kurumathur Pullivettakkorumakan Temple.

Velutha Bhootham theyyam is performed usually at night and the theyyam paints the body white.