Symphony Celestial vol 2 Part 6, Ottan Thullal
Ottan Thullal is a 300 year old art form which has a prominent place in the history and tradition of Kerala. It is a combination of dance, music, acting and narration. It is a solo performance in which the performer himself portrays all the characters in the story. Social criticism with humor as the backdrop is the main theme of the performance.
This video shows Garuda Garva Bhangam (the vanquishing of Garuda’s pride) performed by Kalamandalam Geethanandan, a well-known artist in Ottan Thullal. The play depicts Lord Krishna commanding his carrier Garuda (eagle, the king of birds) to bring Hanuman (the monkey god). This is the plan of Lord Krishna to temper the pride of Garuda.
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