Tuesday, November 15, 2011

teyyam, theyyam


The word, theyyam, can bring forth in the mind of a listener a fascinating, as well as a colorful picture, particularly, its charming attires, superb dance and enchanting music, and equally important, the commitment of the people. It is also true that as far as the people of North Malabar are concerned, the word, theyyam, has more than one meaning. According to them, the teyyam is everything. Absolutely they believe that, it is their present, past and future, as far as their society is concerned. More than that, teyyam is culture, tradition, and environmental relationship. The devotees worship and perform teyyam, as an indispensable part of their religion, magic, and even politics.

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