'Theyyam

Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyyattam or Thira) is a popular ritual form of worship in North Malabar, Kerala. As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The ... more 
'Theyyam

Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyyattam or Thira) is a popular ritual form of worship in North Malabar, Kerala. As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The performers of Theyyam belong to the lower classes and have an important position in Theyyam. The term Theyyam is a corruption of the word Devam (god).

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