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Oracles' performance during Ayyappan Vilakku at Udinikkara, Edappal

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The Heritage Home Elangalloor Mana | The Glove Puppetry tradition ok Kerala (Surviving Traditions of River Nila- 7)

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The Folk Ritual 'Ayyappan Vilakku' 

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ARTICLE - HEITAGE / ELANGALLOOR MANA
Elangalloor mana heritage home
Nov 01, 2015

The long verandah and the three storied 'Malika' in laterite structure are the aesthetic features of Elangallur Mana, situated at Thalore, near Thrissur town.

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ARTICLE - ART-TRADITION / GLOVE PUPPETRY
K V Ramakrishnan, K C Ramakrishnan and Sreenivasan; photo by Natanakairali
Nov 01, 2015

Surviving Traditions of River Nila- 7

Few families of Andi pandaram community in Paruthipulli village of Palakkad district are the traditional practitioners of Paava Kathakali, the Glove puppetry tradition of Kerala.  It was Mr. G.Venu of Natanakairali who later adopted and effected innovations to this art form.

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ARTICLE - FOLK RITUAL / AYYAPPAN VILAKKU
Oracles representing the deities with Udukku drummers
Nov 20, 2015

Ayyappan Vilakku is a ritual offering to propitiate the Lord Ayyappan, the deity at Sabarimala temple, who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Sasthavu.  The 24 hrs long ritual offering includes craftsmanship, oracle's performance, percussion music, folk songs, community procession etc.

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