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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
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
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
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
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
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
It was one of those long cherished dream fulfillment for me, when the plan was made final. Yes, watching one of these art performance with my naked eyes was something I have been waiting for quite long.
About the history of Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyyattam )...More
One of the most colorful and stunning form of art seen at north Kerala. This was once festival of harvest whereby the blessings of the forefathers, heroes and the incarnations of Gods are invoked by inviting and capturing them to life by trained theyyam artists...More