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Theyyam is a form of worship where man dons the guise of God and propitiates the Gods through possessed dancing; Theyyam is also known by the name Kaliyaattom. The performance of Theyyam is supposed to make life prosperous and remove all hazards...more
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Kannur, India
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Breathtaking performance by the artists. A nice evening spent . We were literally feeling goosebumps by the performances. A must do activity.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 April 2019

I had read about Theyyam and with the help of an agency, Travel Kannur, I was able to experience small village life and the spectacular Theyyam Ceremonies of northern Kerala. They arranged to pick me up from Mysuru and then taken by car to a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarkKingscliff
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Dance or invocation is generally performed in front of the village shrine. There are 400 types of theyyam. Normally from October to April is the season of theyyam.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank sk9797
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dalit (low caste) performers are trained for years to provide these shows where they, through lack of food and water, enter a trace-like state and a god/godess inhabits their body and they are able to bless the assembled Hindu believers. It is an interesting spectacle...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank harry w
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Theyyam incorporates dance, mime and music and enshrines the rudiments of ancient dravidian tribal cultures which attached great importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of ancestors. With its root steeped in the age- old Dravidian culture of South India, Theyyam Festival of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Smilingface H
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Vayanattukulavan is a special traditional art performed in this Tharavad (accient home) . There are lots of foreign visiters will visit this yearly on this event.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Sameer C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Theyyam is a folklore art popular in northern Kerala (Malabar area).KANNUR is famous for Theyyam.Theyyam basically a folk art.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RAJATH220
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was a deeply spiritual and moving experience so please come to it in silence and faith, even if you don't know, as we didn't, what it was really going to be like! And for that it is ESSENTIAL that you go to a genuine...More

Date of experience: January 2017
5  Thank itinerarirasta
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Theyyam is the ritualistic enactment of the various mythological characters and is a integral part of thousand year old customs of the people of North Kerala. The teyyam is performed in a dance form in front of the local shrine and Kavus. Local hindu family...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank sanaln2017
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You will be surprised by the rituals of Theyyam. Selected humans dress up and perform rituals of spirits and mythical characters from Hindu mythology. The make up is very intricate and beautiful. The attire, make up and dance of Theyyam is a beholding sight. Everything...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank reachpushkar
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12 May 2018|
Response from nimitx |
You can check theyyam.app for the schedule.
15 September 2016|
Response from vengara | Property representative |
kindly visit travelkannur theyyam calendar have all theyyam dates of 2017 ...