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Kumbhakkodi Chamundi Theyyam – Story – Information

Kumbhakkodi Chamundi theyyam (കുമ്പക്കൊടി ചാമുണ്ഡി തെയ്യം) is a ferocious theyyam performed in few holy places in Kasaragod and Kannur region of Kerala during annual Kaliyattam thira festival. As per information, Kumbhakkodi Chamundi 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. Kumbhakodi 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. These seven Chamundi are worshipped under different names in various sacred places in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala.

Kumbhakkodi Chamundi theyyam is performed annually at Parappa Payalam Thazhathu Veedu Vishnumoorthi Karim Chamundi Panjuruli Devasthanam temple (March 8 and March 9) in Kasaragod district, Kerala.