Gulikan is a unique Theyyam with different moods. With its huge headgear made of areca nut palm, Gulikan Theyyam represents the Hindu God of death, Yama. It is believed that this prankster Theyyam was born from the left toe of Lord Shiva.
In this Theyyam, the performer wears a typical mask - which has Lord Shiva‘s trishul (trident) marked on the head. A unique mix of coconut leaves is used as ornaments to decorate the area around the clothes. The most innovative ornament is the headgear made of areca nut palm decorated with tender leaves, which looks like huge ladder on head.