Theyyams - Rituals of the Goddesses
Theyyams are celebrated in India`s Kerala throughout the greater part of the year. During these festivals, young men, traditionally from a lower caste, are dressed up as a local Goddess.
After entering into a state of trance he becomes the Goddess and as such she hands out boons to the people from the village and around.
The festivals often start early in the morning and can go on for days.