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Location: Kerala
Performed By: The Nangiars or the Female Members of Chakiar Community
Based on: Life of Lord Krishna


Koothu or Nangiar Koothu - Performed by the Female Members of Chakkiar Community, KeralaNangiar Koothu is an art performed by the Nangiars or the female members of the Chakkiar community.

This is a solo dance drama mainly centred on the legends of Krishna. Verses are sung and interpreted through mime and dance. The 'Mudras', though the same as in Kootiyattam, are even more elaborate.

It is still performed in temples like Vadakkunnatha Temple at Thrissur, Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalappuzha, Koodal Manickyam Temple at Irinjalakkuda and Kumaranalloor temple at Kottayam.



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