Theyyam - Dances of Gods-Guided private Tour.
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Theyyam - Dances of Gods-Guided private Tour.

4 h
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Stop At: Theyyam, Kannur India

THEYYAM – Dances of Gods , interact with local people, culture,

Location: Kannur (Land of Looms & lore’s) in Kerala- South West part of India.

Theyyam means “ GOD” in Malayalam Language, and it’s an ancient traditional ritual dance of Malabar (Northern Kerala) region in India , originated in pre-historic periods, to propitiate Gods, Goddess , forefathers, Local heroes & heroin’s. Theyyam is a case of transformation of human into God at certain ritualistic and divine movements. . Its performance is an aura of divine splendor as it accompanied by rituals and other devotional hymns with traditional musical instruments.

Theyyam is very much a divine dance. Invoking god or goddess in his body, he dances through the compound of the sacred space where deities are worshipped. The dance is considered dance of the gods or goddesses themselves. The Centuries old ritual performance is a unique combination of dance, music and religious worship. It reflect the main features of local Tribal Culture, and Local people considered Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from the same.

The appearance of Theyyam expose power and beauty of high order the patterns of the total design are geometric. Theyyam is decked with ornamentations made of wood, metal and bits of colored cloths, wild flowers and tender fronds of coconut trees . The colorful facial painting composed of deft lines, exotic masks made of wood, metal or young green leaf of areca nut palm. The herbal colour applied with the ribs of fronds is unique.

They are performed in Temples, Kavu(shrines surrounded by small forests) and Tharavadu (Ancestral houses ). Theyyam performed Evening-late evenings –night early mornings and day times too.200+ varieties
• Theyyam is not a stage performance- we need to visit the place where it is performing. Mostly in Kavu( small temples) ,ancestral homes and temples) both rural and urban areas.

Guests can interact with local community and performers, Taking photos, sometimes can enjoy local food.

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Private transportation
  • local guide
Not included
  • Breakfast - any food is not included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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