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Malaveeran Theyyam – Story – Information

Malaveeran theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyya thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, Mala Veeran is a hunter deity and belongs to the Adivasi or forest dwelling community. This is one among the Maladaiva theyyam kolangal. As per Malaveeran theyyam story, he performed selfless sacrifice while defending against evil forces. He became a daivakkaru and gets killed. To honor his sacrifice and to get his blessings a theyyam is performed annually.

Malaveeran Theyyam is performed at Karuvacheri Kuttyattu Sree Thondachan Devasthanam Temple near Payyanur on April 21 noon time (Medam 8).

It is a very rare theyyam and is seen along with Malaveerathi, Pottan theyyam etc.