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A Tholpavakoothu performance

Tholpavakoothu is the shadow puppetry of Kerala. In Malayalam, Thol means leather; Pava means puppet and Koothu, the play. This is performed as a ritual at the Bhadrakali temples in and around the district of Palakkad in the state.  Here is an excerpt is taken from a performance made by the Krishnan Kutty Pulavar Smaraka Tholpavakoothu and Puppet Centre in Palakkad.