The small hamlet of Malom, which is part of the Western Ghats, in Kasaragod district definitely won’t pale before Coorg when it comes to beguiling beauty of nature.
'Aadi and Vedan Theyyams' appear without fail to cure or alleviate the monsoonal diseases and the ill-effects of the 'Karkidakam' or the monsoonal miseries.
Sree Muthappan is a Thiyya kuladaivam (family or clan deity) commonly worshiped in Kannur, Kasaragod and Coorg.
Local lore says that the first shrine dedicated to Muchilottu Bhagavathy came up at Karivelloor, where a young girl scholar took her own life.
This art ritual portrays many gods like Vishnu, Shiva, Chamundi in all their divine vigour before thousands of believers.
The adornments have to be prepared to suit the different theyyams.
According to legend, it was at this spot that goddess Kali killed a demon named Darikan.
The performers have contributed the collection raised to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.
This is the story behind one of the most popular among all the Theyyams that take the stage during this time of the year. The Kathivanoor Veeran.
Come Thulam and Kolathunadu is abuzz with Theyyams. Malabar, steeped in rituals and folklore, is home to Theyyam or Kaliyattam.