Untitled Document


Thiruvathirakali was initially a ritual dance performed by women, in order to attain marital bliss, on the Thiruvathira day of the Malayalam month of Dhanu (December - January). The dance is a celebration of marital fidelity and the female energy. And it is believed that such a performance brought Kamadeva (the god of love) back to life after he was reduced to ashes by the ire of Lord Siva. The sinuous movements of the group of dancers, around a nilavilakku, embody ‘ lasya’-the amorous charm and feminine grace. The dance follows a circular, pirouetting pattern and is accompanied by clapping of the hands and singing. Today, Thiruvathirakali has become a popular dance form for all seasons.

Untitled Document Other Arts of Kerala |
Arjuna nritham ,danceArjunanritham :Dance of Arjuna :Arjuna is said to have propitiated goddess Bhadrakaali by a devotional presentation Ayyappan Theeyattu Ayyappan Theeyattu :Ayyappan theeyattu performed at Sree Ayyappa temples is one of the two classifications of the religious ritual art called Theeyattu .
Chakyarkoothu : A fine blend of social satire, mime and comedy, the Chakyarkoothu is usually presented in the traditional temple theatre Koothambalam Chuvannathadi in KathakaliChuvannathadi in Kathakali :The vesham symbolically represents five classes, Pacha (green) portrays noble protagonists, Kathi (knife) villainous, thadi (beard), Kari (black) represents low characters and Minukku (prettying up) women, sages, brahmins
KoodiyattomKoodiyattom : A Nangiyar women plays cymbal and occasionally recites the verses. The musical element is very much suppressed in Koodiyattom Kathi ThayambakaKathi Thayambaka : It is a pleasure to watch the revered old man weave magic with his hands moving in perfect synchronisation
Kummattikali : mask dance usually performed in the northern districts of Kerala Kalamezhuthupattu Kalamezhuthupattu : The coloured powders used for the kalam are prepared from natural products only.
KathakaliKathakali : Kathakali the classical art form of Kerala is a spectacular blend of dance, drama, mime and song and is over 300 year old Kathakali Training :They also have to undergo training in dance steps, body movements, and the mudras or the art of conveying ideas and meanings through hand gestures.
MohiniyattomMohiniyattom : The origin of Mohiniyattom is rooted in Hindu mythology. Legends says that when the ocean of milk was churned to extract the elixir of life and immortality, the demons made away with the divine brew Ottanthullal : A satirist, he is the man who brought literary wit and humour within the ken of common man
Pavakali : Pavakkathakali was so simple a version of the Kathakali that it was welcomed by the illiterate, rural people for whom 'Kathakali' was inaccessible owing to its complexity. ParichamuttukaliParichamuttukali : Parichamuttukali is a group dance performed by men bearing swords and shields and follows the movements and steps of Kalarippayattu.
ParamparyaParamparya : Paramparya is a curtain raiser to the treasure trove of the arts and crafts tradition of India. The second annual exhibition was held on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake Parumthattom : The leading musicial instrument accompanying the art form is called Parayan Chenda - a percussion instrument.
PatayaniPatayani : Kadammanitta, Kadalimangalam, Neelamperur and Othara in Pathanamthitta are famous for annual Patayani performances. ThiruvathirakaliThiruvathirakali :Today, Thiruvathirakali has become a popular dance form for all seasons.
YakshaganamYakshaganam :Yakshagana performers wear huge headgears, elaborate facial make-up, colourful costumes and ornaments which together give a superhuman appearance to the character presented.  
Untitled Document
Kerala Arts :Back TO Index
Untitled Document

Find more Kerala Tourism Website You Can Search here

Can't Find What your Looking for ??? Please Search for it


Kerala India Informative Section
»» Add to favorites / Book Mark this page ««

Kerala Tourism India Home
kerala india tourism  website

Kerala Site guide |Site map |Subscribe Kerala News Letter|

ayurveda keralaKerala Ayurveda:Learn more about kerala ayurveda medicines & principles :

Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but theindividual as a whole
Ayurveda Ayurvedic Recipes :Ayurvedic way of cooking

Wild life |Back Water Beaches | Water falls|House boats |
Tree houses
| Hill stations | Tea Plantations |Monuments |

Kerala Festivals : Kerala is a land
of colourful festivals, which have a long history and tradition behind them. Kerala's innumerable festivals however stand out because of their uniqueness.
Districts info |

Raja ravi varma paintings :

Raja Ravi varma

Raja Ravi Varma

Kerala Arts & culture:

Kerala has a lot of arts .Its culture

Kerala recipes Kerala Recipies


Nehru Trophy Boat Race & Kerala boat races :Nehru Trophy Boat rac | Aranmula Uthrattadi Boat Race| Payippad Boat race |Chambakkulam Boat Race| Pulinkunnu Boat race |

Kerala Photo gallery

Kerala Recipes Home | Break fast Recipes | Dosa Recipes | Idli recipes | Rotis | Bread Recipes | Rice recipes | Gravies | Salad Recipes | Happy Recipes | Healthy Recipes | Icecream | Chocolate recipes | Desserts Recipes | Microwave | Pickles Recipes | Soups Recipes | Shakes | Snacks | Chicken Recipes | Egg Recipes | Prawn Recipes & Crab Recipies | Ladies finger recipies | Brinjal Recipes | Capsicum Recipes | Cauliflower recipes | Daal -Parippu recipes | Fruit Recipes | Paneer | Potato | Pulses | Tomato | Christmas Recipes | Cake recipes | Diwali Sweet Recipes | Ganesh Chathurti | Onam Onasadya Recipes | Rakhi Recipes | Chinese Recipes | Malaysian recipes | Pakistani | Punjabi | South indian | Indian Holidays

Claudemonet Paintings |Leonardo Da Vinchi | Michelangelo | Pikasso | Henri Matisse paintings | Vincent Van Gogh | Raja Ravi Varma Paintings

©2005 www.kerala-tourism-houseboats.com