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Kalabhairavi Theyyam – Story – Information

Kalabhairavi Theyyam kolam is another name given to Madayil Chamundi theyyam and is a ferocious form of Mother Goddess Bhagavathi. This theyyam can be witnessed in few kavu, tharavadu, temples and sacred places during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, she appeared in the form to annihilate demons Chanda and Munda. The story of Kalabhairavi theyyam is that of she taking the ferocious form in the battle against Darikasura. She appears then on earth in a particular region and disturbs the peace of the area. She is given refuge in a tharavadu and a place of worship to keep her calm. A theyyam is performed to get her blessings and to avoid her ferociousness causing hardships to living beings.

A prayer to the Goddess

ഭദ്രേ പാതാള വാസി, മമ ദുരിത വിനാശം
ചെയ് വതിനായി
മുക്കാം നാടിതിങ്കൽ സ്ഥലമിഹ തിമിരി
ഗോപുരം വാണ നാഥേ -
താപത്തെ തീർപ്പതിന്നായി ത്രിഭുവനമതിങ്കൽ
നീയൊഴിഞ്ഞാരു മില്ലേ
വാണീടുന്നൊരു ദേവി
പൊതുവാൾ കന്നി രാശിക്കു നാഥേ .