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Cultural state of india art and culture of kerala art forms of kerala

  1. 1. Cultural State Of India<br />www.uniquekerala.com<br />
  2. 2. ThrissurPooram<br />ThrissurPooram is the biggest and most colorful temple festival of Kerala. It is celebrated in Vadakkumnathan temple in the Thrissur district. Elephant procession (Kudamattom) is the major attraction of this festival, which witnesses the participation of elephants from various temples of Kerala. Apart from this splendid procession, other attractions of ThrissurPooram festival include a spectacular display of colorful fireworks, parasol exchanges, an umbrella showing competition, display of pyro-techniques, and drum concerts. <br />
  3. 3. Kathakali<br />A Kathakali performance is a major social event.  They generally start at dusk and go through out the night.  Kathakali is usually performed only by men.  Female characters are portrayed by men dressed in women's costume.  However, in recent years, women have started to become Kathakali dancers.<br />Kathakali has a long tradition.  It dates back to the 17th century.  It was given its present form by MahakaviVallatholNarayanMenon, who was the founder of the Kerala Kala Mandalam.<br />
  4. 4. Thullal<br />Among the classical performing arts of Kerala, Thullal is distinct with its simplicity of presentation and its frank, outspoken wit and humour. The songs are in simple Malayalam and the techniques employed in this art are not rigid, though they are based on the classical principles of NaatyaSaastra, a treatise on art originating in the 2nd century B.C. it is said to have been a modification of Koothu.<br />
  5. 5. Mohiniyattom<br />Mohiniaattam is a classical dance that adopts a mean between the two parallel streams of classical dances – Bharatanaatyam and kathakali – in technique and style, both fixed according to NaatyaShastra, the scriptures of the Indian classical tradition.  <br />  The fusion is remarkable because the effect created by the blending of the graceful elegance of Bharatanaatyam with the earthy vigour and dynamism of kathakali has a subtle, seductive appeal that is at once charming and alluring.<br />
  6. 6. Kalaripayattu (Martial art form)<br />Kalarippayattu is the only form of the most ancient traditional systems of physical, culture, self-defence and martial techniques still in existence. It is believed to have had its origin in Kerala, the tiny state situated South West of India. <br />  It was believed that the ‘Nayakanmar’ were given the charge of Kalaris. These Nayakanmar gradually came to be called the ‘Nayars’, in some regions, special titles like ‘Kurup’, ‘Nambiar’, ‘Panikar’ etc. The ‘Nayar’ who had charge of a particular Kalari or group of Kalaris for the training and upbringing of warriors was called the ‘Gurukkal’ (meaning teacher or instructor) of the Kalari or Kalaris. Kalaris were established in all the ancestral homes of those Nayars to impart training in the methods of welfare.<br />
  7. 7. Kerala Kalamandalam<br />One of the most revered places for the traditional art forms of Kerala, the Kalamandalam is the cradle of Kathakali training in India. Besides a major centre for Kathakali training, Kalamandalam also imparts training in other performing art forms like Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattam, Thullal and Nangiarkoothu. Training in vocal and percussion instruments are also conducted here. Many of the internationally renowned artistes of Kerala and India have been trained here. <br />
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