Kerala Artforms

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Kerala Art Forms Performing art Chavittunatakom Duffmuttu Kakkarissi Natakam Kathakali Koothu Krishnanattom Kutiyattam Margomkali Mohiniyattam Oppana Thiruvathirakali Thullal



Kutiyattam

Kutiyattam

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Kutiyattam is the earliest classical dramatic art form of Kerala. Based on Sage Bharatha's 'Natyasastra' who lived in the second century, Kutiyattam evolved in the 9th century AD. Ku

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Theyyam

Theyyam

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Theyyam is a popular ritual dance form of North Kerala, particularly in Kannur and Kasargod districts. The Theyyam represents a mythological, divine or heroic character. Theyyam is always performed by

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Mudiyettu

Mudiyettu

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Mudiyettu is a ritual dance drama from Kerala based on the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demon Darika. It is a community ritual in which the entire village parti

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Kalamezhuthu

Kalamezhuthu

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Kalamezhuthu is a ritual art form of Kerala wherein the deity’s form is drawn on the floor using five types of coloured powders. This is practiced by many communities in Kerala and is a part o

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Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu

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Kalaripayattu the martial art form of Kerala is regarded as the oldest and most scientific of its kind in the world. Training in combat is given at the Kalari (training school). Under the Kalari

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Folk Art

Folk Art

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List of Folk Art Forms Kannyarkali Kolkali

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Kathakali

Kathakali

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Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes

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Kavadiyattam

Kavadiyattam

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Kavadiyattam is a ritual dance offering in Subramanya Temples .It is a fascinating and unique art form done with the help of Kavadis which are colour bow shaped wooden structure which are of 6- 10 fee

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krishnanattam

Krishnanattam

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Krishnanattam or Krishnattam is a temple art, now performed at Guruvayur Temple as a votive performance by a troupe under the management of Guruvayur Devaswom . The performance is based on

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Ritual Arts

Tholppavakkoothu

Tholppavakkoothu

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Tholppavakkoothu also known as Pavakoothu or Nizhalkoothu,  is a ritual art performed during the annual festivals in the Kaali temples of Palakkad and Ponnani Taluks.This is han

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Theyyam

Theyyam

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Theyyam is a popular ritual dance form of North Kerala, particularly in Kannur and Kasargod districts. The Theyyam represents a mythological, divine or heroic character. Theyyam is always performed by

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Theeyattu

Theeyattu

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Theeyaattu also known as Theeyaattam is a traditional dance form of Kerala.  Theeyattu is a solo dance-drama performed in front of the Kalam or Dhooli

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Poothanum Thirayum

Poothanum Thirayum

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Poothanam Thirayum is yet another ritual art performed in Kaali temples aimed at propitiation. This ritual is widely performed in south Malabar as part of annual festivals. A troupe of dancer

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Padayani

Padayani

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Padayani also known as Padeni is a traditional folk dance of Kerala India. It is an ancient ritual performed in Bhagavati temples. Padayani is an art form that blends music, dance, theater, sati

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Paanakali

Paanakali

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Paanakali, a ritual dance tradition, confined to a few areas in North Kerala, is performed annually to propitiate the Goddess

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Mudiyettu

Mudiyettu

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Mudiyettu is a ritual dance drama from Kerala based on the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demon Darika. It is a community ritual in which the entire village parti

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Kavadiyattam

Kavadiyattam

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Kavadiyattam is a ritual dance offering in Subramanya Temples .It is a fascinating and unique art form done with the help of Kavadis which are colour bow shaped wooden structure which are of 6- 10 fee

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Kalamezhuthu

Kalamezhuthu

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Kalamezhuthu is a ritual art form of Kerala wherein the deity’s form is drawn on the floor using five types of coloured powders. This is practiced by many communities in Kerala and is a part o

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Arjuna Nritham

Arjuna Nritham

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Arjuna Nritham is otherwise called Mayilpeeli Thookkam, is a custom art of Kerala performed by men of Ezhava group and is performed in the Bhagavathy temples of south Kerala, mainly in Kollam, A

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Ritual Arts
Thullal

Thullal

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Thullal is known as one of the popular performing art forms of Kerala that emerged in the 18th century. This classical art form has gained popularity because of its simplistic performance and ex

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