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Theyyams @ Kannur

Feb 13, 2012   //   by S P   //   Malabar Tourism  //  Comments Off on Theyyams @ Kannur

The Theyyam or Theyyattam is a popular ritual dance of North Kerala, particularly now found in the traditional Kolathunadu, of the present Kannur and Kasargod districts. As a living cult with centuries old traditions, ritual and custom, it embraces almost all castes and classes of Hindu religion in this region. The term Theyyam is an esoteric form of daivam or God. It is a rare combination of dance and music and reflects important features of a tribal culture. There are around 40 Kavu or temples near our home where Theyyam rituals are conducted. Trips can be arranged by Shantitheeram, the exquisite luxury beach homestay @ Kannur.

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It was a delight to arrive at the house, beautiful bedrooms, bathroom and balcony, spotlessly clean and such lovely views. The food was one of the best we had in Kerala and huge amounts. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful, arranging trips for Theyyam, St Angelo fort and more. Thanks to everyone who works here for her hospitality.
Clare Driscoll and Vincent Neff, London, UK, Jan 1, 2012