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Gaddika is a ritual performed by the adiyan tribe of Wayanad District. It is performed to get rid of the evil spirits, and also done as a part of death ceremony. The word ‘Gaddika’ means eradication. If the disease is not cured by medicines, adiyan tribe members try this ritual. It begins with songs and mantras on Monday morning and concludes the next day morning by 10'o clock. This ritual is conducted by the chief of the tribe, Adiya mooppan.

Updated on 28th June, 2015
District: Wayanad


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