Given that this kind of ancient ritualistic event only takes place in this part of Kerala, being here and not witnessing Theyyam would be a crime comparable to visiting Athens and ignoring the acropolis. Theyyam is a kind of shamanistic performance and community event blending old folklore with Hinduism. The crowd gathers to watch as the drummers are whipped into a frenzy by the dancing shaman who has taken on the spirit of a particular goddess. Much fire and mayhem ensues. Unmissable!