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Rituals at Vaniyillam Someswari temple

The temple festivals of rural Kerala are marked by many interesting and colourful rituals. These rituals are often inseparable from the culture and life of the native folk.

Featured in the video is one such ritual from the Vaniyillam Someswari temple, located at Karivellur in Kannur district. The annual festival celebrated here in the months of March- April features many Theyyam figures like Raktha Chamundi, Angakkulangara Bhagavathy, Kattumoorthy and Karichamundi.