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Theyyam

Shobha Iyer

Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyam, Theyyattam) is a popular ritual form of worship in Kerala and Karnataka, India. Theyyam is a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals, and customs. The people of these districts consider Theyyam itself as a channel to a God and they thus seek blessings from Theyyam. It encompasses dance, mime, and music. It exalts the beliefs of the ancient tribals who gave a lot of importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of their ancestors.  Each artist represents a hero with great power.

Performers wear heavy make-up and adorn flamboyant costumes. The headgear and ornaments are truly majestic and fill one with a sense of awe and wonder The great stories of Kerala are often retold using art forms. Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in North Kerala which brings to life the great stories of our State. It exalts the beliefs of the ancient tribals who gave a lot of importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of their ancestors. The ceremonious dance is accompanied by the chorus of such musical instruments as Chenda Theyyam is a grand dance festival in Kerala and is celebrated in many regions of the state including Kasargod. Theyyam is considered as Dance Gods.

This is a fine art mixed media painting on canvas, done by our Artist in Sharjah. Buy artworks, home décor accessories, and paintings online on Artezaar.com Online Art Gallery Dubai UAE.

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