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Kathakali, Narakasuravadham

Kathakali is the classical dance-drama of Kerala, based on mythological themes. This video presents the story Narakasuravadham (Killing of Narakasura).

The performance revolves around the story of Narakasura, a vicious demon and Jayantha, the valorous son of Lord Indra (King of Gods). Nakrathundi, Narakasura’s sister gets attracted to Jayantha and approaches him in the guise of Lalitha, a beautiful woman. Jayantha rejects her love and the disappointed demoness takes her normal form and attacks him. He injures her and a shocked Narakasura vows to take revenge, only to find himself punished for his wrongs.

The artistes performed here are, Margi Vijayakumar (as Lalitha) and Margi Murali (as Nakrathundi).