Photographer's Note

The Theyyam or Theyyattam is a popular ritual dance of north Kerala, south India, particularly presented in the Kolathunadu(of the present Kannur and Kasargode districts). As a living cult with centuries old traditions, ritual and custom, it embraces almost all castes and classes of Hindu religion in this region. The term Theyyam is a corrupt form of daivam or God. It is a rare combination of dance and music and reflects important features of a tribal culture.

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  • Copyright: Debasish Sen (shrisen) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 5 N: 11] (237)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-03
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 3:33
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