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Thodikkulam Art work
Based on Saivic and Vaishnavic (myths related to Lord Siva and
Lord Vishnu respectively) themes, the murals here portray the village
life from the 16th to 18th centuries. These are depicted along with
scenes like Rugmini Swayamvaram (Vaishnavic), Ravana vadham etc
from the epics.
The murals reveal the skill and perfection of the artistes who
once lived in this land. In these times mural painting followed
certain standards in the choice of colour, proportions, methods
etc. Only natural pigments were used in the making of murals. The
commonly used colours in the murals of Kerala are saffron-red, saffron-yellow,
green, red, white, blue, black, yellow and golden yellow.