February 24, 2017

Guiding the God!


A Kuttichathan Thira performer being led after an invigorating performance at Thavakkara Valiyavalappukaav temple, Kannur, Kerala. 

It is believed that Theyyam and Thira performers magically transform into gods during their act. In the months from December to April, these ritualistic forms of worship are held in sacred groves across North Malabar.

12 comments:

  1. Must be so tiring dancing with all that paraphernalia specially those thick rings round the ankles!

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  2. Nice capture. On another note your share sidebar hovers over text. And I don't see a way to minimize it. I thought I would let you know.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Shall look into the sidebar concern. Thanks for that. :)

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  3. Lovely! Its always a treat to witness them perform live. We had one in a procession near our house during Aiyappa Puja.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Yeah, it's a wonderful experience.

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  4. Oh wow! watching this must have been very interesting.
    Great shot. What a striking red, alle?

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    1. Thank you, Divya. It was a first time experience and I was blown away. Yeah, red is the predominant colour.

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