Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Theyyam Tourism


Gods come near to devotees. They speak to them, hug them with immortal blessing. Here the distance of heaven and earth dissolves, in nature. The fame, God’s own country, which Kerala possess for many centuries, becomes literally specific too in such situations. Theyyam festival has begun in Northern districts of Kerala. Kaliyattom and Thirayattoms mark the Kavu festivals of Northern Malabar. Theyyam, said to be part of Kerala’s folk art is rich in its colour, light, and performance. There is dance, art, story telling and fortune-telling ceremonies incorporated with Theyyam. The interaction of deities with devotees is a marvelous sight of Malabar villages.

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