Monday, November 1, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kadamkot Makkam theyyam

With fire balls on all her body Kadamkot makkam theyyam shines in the minds of the devotees as a great goddess
The god gives blessings to the devotees from 5am to 5pm on the day of the theyyam festival

Kadamkot Chathu theyyam in Kadamkot Makkam theyyam festival

Kamkot chathu theyyam performed along with Kadamkot Makkam theyyam.
Chathu theyyam appeared 40 minutes before the entry of Kadamkot Makkam Theyyam
The Payat of Chathu theyyam attracts the devotees

Marumakkathayam and Kadamkot Makkam theyyam

The story backed up by some historical events
It reveals the Marumakkathayam practised by Nair community of Kerala
It tells the state of Caste system in centuries back

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Kadamkot Makkam Thottam

Performed at Kadamkot Makkam Arooda tharavad every year .
The thottam pattu tells the story of the origin of Kadamkot Makkam
Thousands sat on the ground from evening to next morning to here the thottam pattu
The theyyam artists acting with the thottam pattu
The song sung for about 8 hours
The devotees felt the origin of Kadamkot makkam theyyam
It tells the prosecution of sister in laws
At last the brothers of Makkam murdered her along with son Chathu and daughter Cheeru
One Mavilan saw the cold blodded murder
He also lost his life
Now four theyyams are performed
Kadamkot Makkam
Cheeru and Mavilan
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Muchilot Bagavathi Kunnav Muchilot kavu

Muchilot Bagavathi theyyam performed at Kunnav Muchilot Kavu on 10 January 2010. To watch the performance of Thamburatti Chirakkal thamburan came to the Pallimadam
A great experience to me
Theyyam calls Thamburan as Naduvazhi
Explaimned her origin
Praising the ruling family
Received cloth from the Thamburan
Before that Bagavathy danced beautifully
Gave blessings to the devotees
Take a symbolic bath in the pond
Before taking the bath
Standing on a peedam
Acting ............ brushing the tooth
Oiling the hair
Shambooing by using leaves

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chayillyam Logan and Theyyattam Other Voice

While watching theyyam at Eramam Muchilot Kavu
I met one manHis face tells his intelligence.
But behave like an ordinary man.
I talked him about Chayllyam.
He put some questions before me.
Is Theyyam a ritual ?
Is it belonged to a separate community ?
Is here a Koyma accepted by all ?
Is here a panthal separate for Namboothiris ?
Is here personification of goddess ?
Knowing all this why all non believers assembled here along with lakhs of believers ?
Why they criticising rituals ?
Why they kept silent on the monopoly of covering the theyyam festival for selling cds through internet at a rate of $50 and above ?
Why the announcements give importance to the coverage of vedeography than giving repeated announcement about theft ?
Why the devotees are driving away from temple premises ?
Is it for the coverage ?Why the people are forbidden from taking photograph of theyyam ?They are taking the potograph with devotion........ is it for business purpose ?
ThenWhat the relation with Logans theyyattam and the theyyattam of today ?
Is Theyyattam originated in the minds of Dalits as per the study of its origin ?
But what happened to their pathis now ?
Is the organisers give any chance to them to perform their theyyam also ?
Then he told me
Try to answer yourself
I put all these questions on you