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For Theyyams, a variety of musical instruments are employed, such as the drum, conch, Udukku, and Chermangalam. While the play progresses, the beat of the instruments varies, making it exciting to observe the Theyyam performance as the instrument is being played. The performance is greatly enhanced by the continuous playing and the deliberate interludes. There will be a specific troupe for performing the Theyyam song known as Thottam. The same musicians who play the instruments also recite " Theyya Thotams " for the Theyyam deity in time to the rhythm of the instruments. The performance is captivating due to the rustic singing and quick, fluid movements of the body.