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Multimedia: Theyyam

April 11th, 2010 by mohitg | No Comments

Multimedia: Theyyam

An audiovisual attempt at capturing the exhilarating Theyyam experience…


Theyyam: Gods of Malabar

March 1st, 2010 by mohitg | No Comments

Theyyam: Gods of Malabar

The metamorphosis is complete as he sees himself in the mirror and what follows is a high energy performance with drummers raising the tempo with each passing moment. He is soon seized by the Gods…


Kali Visarjan

September 9th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Kali Visarjan

Kali Visarjan is the concluding event of Durga Puja (or Vijayadashmi). During Durga puja, the idols of Goddess Durga (Kali) are worshipped for nine days in beautifully decorated pandaals. On the tenth day (known as VijayaDashmi),the ‘Visarjan’ or immersion of idols in sea or river waters is performed…


Chham – The Festival of the Dancing Monks

August 29th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Chham – The Festival of the Dancing Monks

Origin of sacred dance of Cham probably goes back to ninth century when Guru Padmasambhava introduced Buddhism in Tibet. The monk-dancers perform the iconographic and choreographic sequences as written in the dance manual; enacting the liturgical text, which is simultaneously recited by monks sitting in the orchestra on the edge of the dance area…


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