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by the peoples of Theeyaattunni and Thiyaadi Nambiar,a sub-caste of Ambalavasi community in Kerala. Bhadrakali Theeyaattu and Ayyappan Theeyaattu are the two types of Theeyattu. Bhadrakali Theeyattu is performed by Theeyaattunnis (a Brahmin community in Kerala) and Ayyappan Theeyaattu is performed by Tiyyadi Nambiars (Ambalavasi). Bhadrakali Tiyyattu is a ritualistic dance usually performed in Bhadrakali temples, mostly in the Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts of south-central Kerala. Pallippurathu Kavu at Kottayam (family temple of Kottarathil Sankunni) and Vanarkavu at Madakkathanam, near Thodupuzha,Puthukulangara Devi Kshetram near Thiruvalla are some of the places where tiyyattu is performed during annual festivals. It is also performed as an offering at temples and houses.

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