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Kadangodu Pothi Theyyam – Information – Story

Kadangodu Pothi Theyyam kolam (കടാങ്കോട് പോതി തെയ്യം കോലം) is a rare theyyam performed in few 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 Kadagodu Pothi 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.

This theyyam is annually performed at Kara Perinchery Vengalode Daivathar Kandi Bhagavathi Temple in Kannur (April 29 and April 30) and at Mattannur Kodolipram Thannakkal Bhagavathy Kavu temple.