Kutiyattam-Part-8

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Kutiyattam is a traditional and theatrical art form which originated in Kerala around 2000 years ago. It is an old and well-known dance form performed as a temple ritual in specially made theatres called Koothambalams. Kutiyattam literally means combined acting.

Kailasodharanam is a part in Ramayana which deals with the lifting of Mount Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva, by the demon King Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. In this video you can see the conversation between Lord Shiva and his spouse Goddess Parvathi. The part in which Ravana’s hands get crushed under the mountain is well executed by the Kutiyattam maestro Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri.

The DVD is developed by Invis Multimedia and is available at http://www.cultureshoppe.com/products/kutiyattam-kailasodharanam-performance-by-kalamandalam-sivan-namboodiri.php

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