It is said that there are over 400 separate theyyams, each with their own music, style and choreography. This ceremonial dance drama accompanied by the chorus of such musical instruments as Chenda, Elathalam, Kurumkuzal and Veekkuchenda takes the entire event to another level. The grandeur of Theyyam is to be seen and felt in person.
A dream event and a photographer’s delight, this came true to me, in Iritty, a small but scenic hill town in the district of Kannur in Kerala. I will be ever grateful to Shri. Manoj Iritty and his family for hosting and helping me completely in attending this event. My sincere gratitude to a very dear friend Mr. Suru Nair who introduced me to the most helpful person and his warm family to spend a few days, as I attended the event.