Theyyam (God’s Dance) organised in Hyderabad

published on December 17, 2011

Hyderabad: As part of renovation and development of existing temple Indira Nagar Sree Muthappan Madappura charitable trust is organising , Theyyam and Thira Mahotsavam here on 17th and 18th Dec.  

Theyyam or Theyyaattam is a pattern of hero worship performed in Kolathunaad, a territory comprising the present Cannanore District and Badagara Taluk of Kerala State. It is a ritual and a folk-dance form supported by a vast literature of folk songs. Theyyam is a corruption for Deyvam ‘God’. ‘Aattam’ means dance.

Thus ‘Theyyaattam’ means the God’s Dance. One of the salient features of Theyyaattam is its colourful costume. The typical waist dress of heroes is found in Kativanoor veeran. This is called Arayota or Vattoda or Atukkum Chiraku and made out of splices of bamboos and covered by red cloth. For a few Theyyams, especially the ones played with Malayan, this waist dress is woven out of coconut leaves. The Theyyams like Vishnumoorthi and Pottan require this dress especially as they leap into the fire.

 Details of the Program : Date: 17th and 18th December 2011

Venue: Sree Muthappan Madappura Charitable Trust Indira Nagar, Militry Farm Road, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad Phone: 040 27791608

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