Someswari and Padikkutti Bhagavathy
Someshwari, the radiant deity embodying the essence of Neriot Swarupa, in Padappengad, was anointed by sage Shatasoma as a testament to her divinity, following a chain of events initiated by scholar Pothera Ezhuthachan's unintentional disregard of her gift.
Padikkutty Bhagavathy is believed to bless her devotees with boundless prosperity and inner serenity. She is depicted as a majestic figure in Theyyam performances, with a stunning headdress made of plantain leaves.
Someshwari, the radiant deity embodying the essence of Neriot Swarupa, is revered in Padappengad, an ancient village where her story resonates through the whispers of nature. Her celestial power was unveiled by Sage Shatasoma, and her name was anointed as a testament to her divinity, following a chain of events initiated by scholar Pothera Ezhuthachan's unintentional disregard of her gift. In the ceremonial rituals of Someshwari Theyyam, her mesmerizing dance performances captivate believers and invite them to immerse themselves in her profound spiritual embrace.
Kolathunadu Swarupa, the ethereal realm of Kolathunadu, is home to a pantheon of deities, including the Nalukutti Paradevathas and the Paadikutti Bhagavathy. The Paadikutti Bhagavathy, in particular, is revered for her unconditional love, selfless sacrifice, and connection to the legendary Muthappan. The Eruvessi Padikkutty temple, built by the Mannanar dynasty, is a testament to the unwavering faith held for the benevolent Padikkutty Bhagavathy. The temple celebrates the goddess's spirit intertwined with the divine presence of Goddess Parvati. Padikkutty Bhagavathy is also revered in the captivating art form of Theyyam. Dressed in stunning regalia and adorned with a majestic headpiece made of plantain leaves, she blesses her devotees with boundless prosperity and inner serenity.