Postcards from India

Dispatches from The Theyyam Photography Expedition™

A Living God

Deriving its name from the Sanskrit word ‘deivam’, meaning ‘god’, Theyyam is thought to be older than Hinduism.

During a Theyyam ‘performance’, ancient deities, including ancestral spirits and warrior heroes, as well as ghosts and deified animals, manifest themselves in the bodies of ‘empowered men’, who appear to their devotees as living gods.

We photograph Theyyam during our Theyyam Photography Expedition.




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