Arts and culture

Karkidaka Vavubali: An offering to liberate the souls of departed dear ones

The month of Karkidakam (mid July to mid August) holds special significance for the Hindus of Kerala. This month is meant for rejuvenating the body and the [...]

Raktachamundi Theyyam Story and Images

Rakthachamundy is one of the most spectacular Theyyams. This Theyyam is performed in honor of Goddess Raktha Chamundi. Rakthachamundy is performed at several [...]

Muchilot Bhagavathy Theyyam | The story and photos

Muchilot Bhagavathy is a popular deity in North Kerala. This Theyyam is also one of the most spectacular. During Muchilot Bhagavathy Theyyam festivals, it is a [...]

Most popular Theyyams

There is a story behind every Theyyam. Each Theyyam is a man or a woman who attained divine status by performing heroic deeds or by leading a virtuous life. [...]

Theyyam: The most colorful visual art form of Kerala

Theyyam is a ritual art form peculiar to the northern parts of Kerala. It enjoys tremendous popularity in Kannur, Kasargod, and parts of Wayanad and Kozhikode [...]