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The hymn of Theyyam
One of the main components of Theyyam is the Thottam songs. It begins before the performance itself and is a hymn that is sung together with the performance. It begins in the evening and can go on until midnight. In this hymn, the god is worshipped, called, and shown happiness. Along with this, songs will also be performed on the cause for coming to Earth, brave acts, and dwelling there. Thottam is chanted in rhythm with the drumbeat in a way that is entrancing and even meditative to the audience.