You can view Theyyam from different dimensions, such as, art, folklore, culture, myth etc;
But, one thing most of us fail to see is the human endurance perspective.
To me, Theyyam is one of the ‘Physically most demanding’ ritualistic folk art.
I felt it again, last day, when I watched a Theyyam named ‘Ilamkolam’ performed near my home.
A few images here,