THEEYATTU

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Location: Kerala
Performed By: 'Unnis' a Small Group of Temple Bound Communities
Mainly Performed at : Pallippurathu Kaavu


Theeyattu - A Socio Dance Drama performed as a part of the "Kalam" , ritual drawing with coloured powdersA socio dance- drama, Theeyattu is performed as part of the 'Kalam' or 'Dhooli Chitram', ritual drawing with coloured powders.

Enacted in some Bhagavathi temples of Thiruvalla, Kottayam, Tripunithura and neighbouring areas, the ritual starts with the invocation of Ganapati, Siva and Saraswathi, after which the performer dons a crown smaller but similar to the one used in Mudiyettu.

'Unnis', a small group of temple bound communities, are the painters and performers of Theeyattu. It is performed as an offering every Friday at Pallippurathu Kaavu, 1 km south of Kottayam town.



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