Muchilottu Bhagavathy Theyyam

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    taken at muyyam muchilottu bhagavathy temple during the perumkaliyattam (theyyam) conducted after 31 years.

    ( the most important thing I noticed about this theyyam is the feminine looks, movements & eyes. The theyyam was gentle and fierce at the same time.)

    My other theyyam shots www.flickr.com/photos/freemind/tags/theyyam/

    Theyyam (theyyattam) is a ritual dance form popular in northern Kerala. Theyyam is normally performed in temples/Kavu/kOOttam mostly in Kannore and Kasrgode districts in few places in Kozhikode district. The name theyyam is derived from the malayalam name for God (daivam). During the ritual the artist is considered as God and they complain ask for blessings as if they are talking to God.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theyyam
    www.theyyam.com/
    www.malayalamresourcecentre.org/Mrc/culture/artforms/they...
    www.vengara.com/theyyam/index.html

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    If you are a traveler / photographer looking for information you can mail me at bobinson at gmail.com and I will help in out in anyway I can.

    Generally if you want to witness a theyyam, visit Payyanur area in Kannur during November - April and ask people for a kaliyattam and you will be directed to one or other performance for sure !

    :: niKk clicKs ::, S e l v i, and 142 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. calamur 66 months ago | reply

      fabulous capture

    2. Eddi van W. 65 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.
      fantastic !!

    3. battyward 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Gods & Monsters, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Amazing portrait.

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    5. HiperOranz 63 months ago | reply

      this is just......amazing

    6. Mink 63 months ago | reply

      wonderful detail

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    8. Panos_ [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      A GLORIOUS WORK !!!

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    9. freebird (bobinson|ബോബിന്‍സണ്) 56 months ago | reply

      thank you so much for all the comments and favorites. It makes me feel good :-)

    10. Aneeye | Aneesh Subrahmanian 49 months ago | reply

      and completes 105 favs..

    11. no mad*** 47 months ago | reply

      fantastic and colorintensive portrait

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    13. A Lion 34 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!

    14. kookirisudhakaran 2 months ago | reply

      Details well captured

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