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Dances of India: Bhangra, Theyyam, Yakshagana, Dance Forms of Tamil Nadu, Koodiyattam, Bhuta Kola, Dance Forms of Andhra Pradesh

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Published May 7th 2013
ISBN : 9781157667155
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112 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 111. Chapters: Aati kalenja, Ancient Dravidian culture, Aravana, Bagurumba, Bhangra (dance), Bhavai dance, BhutaMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 111. Chapters: Aati kalenja, Ancient Dravidian culture, Aravana, Bagurumba, Bhangra (dance), Bhavai dance, Bhuta Kola, Bihu dance, Chakyar koothu, Chang Lo, Charadupinnikkali, Cheraw Dance, Chhau dance, Chholiya, Chimmanakali, Dakkebali, Dance bar, Dance forms of Andhra Pradesh, Dance forms of Tamil Nadu, Dandiya Raas, Dappan koothu, Darika, Deer dance (folk dance), Deverattam, Dollu Kunitha, Domni, Duffmuttu, Folk dances of Punjab, Fugdi, Gaarudi Gombe, Gair dance, Garba (dance), Garudan Thookkam, Ghoomar, Giddha, Grida Dance, Hemant Chauhan, Hulivesha, Indian aesthetics, Kamsale, Karakattam, Karana dance, Karma Naach, Kerala Natanam, Kinnauri Nati, Kolam Thullal, Kolkali, Koodiyattam, Kothammuriyattam, Krishnanattam, Kuchipudi, Kummattikali, Kummi, Kuthiyottam, Lezim, Lingada Birana Kunitha, List of Garba events in Vadodara, Maanch, Malayikuthu, Malwai Giddha, Mangalamkali, Manipuri dance, Marathukali, Margam Kali, Mayilpeeli Thookkam, Melattur style, Mohiniyattam, Mudi- ttam, Mudiyett, Mussoll, Nagaradhane, Namgen, Nangi r K thu, Nataraja, Nautch, Odissi, Oppana, Ottamthullal, Paampu attam, Padayani, Patayani, Pavri Nach, Perini Shivatandavam, Poorakkali, Puliyattam, Pung cholom, Rabindra Nritya Natya, Raibenshe, Ramanattam, Rasa (aesthetics), Rasa lila, Raut Nacha, Recaka, Sammi (dance), Sapera, Sarpam Thullal, Sattriya, Sevaiattam, Singhi Chham, Swang (dance drama), Tertali, Thacholikali, Thang Ta, Theeyaattam, Theyyam, Thiriyuzhichil, Thirra, Tiger dance, Traditional dances of Himachal Pradesh, Tripuri dances, Vattakkali, Vazhuvoor, Velakali, Vilasini Natyam, Yakshagana. Excerpt: Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyyattam or Thira) is a popular ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kasargod, Kannur Districts, Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad and Vadakara and Koyilandy Taluks of Kozhikode of Kerala. As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The performers of Theyyam belong to the lower class community, and have an important position in Theyyam. The term Theyyam is a corrupt form of Devam or God. People of these districts consider Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from this Theyyam. A similar custom is followed in the Tulu Nadu region of neighbouring Karnataka known as Bhuta Kola According to the legendary Keralolpathi, Parasurama sanctioned festivals like Kaliyattam, Puravela and Daivattam or Theyyattam to the people of the North Malabar region. He also assigned the responsibility of performing the Theyyam dance to the indigenous tribal communities like Malayar, Panan, Vannan and Velan. There can be no doubt, say Bridget and Raymond Alchin, that a very large part of this modern folk religion is extremely ancient and contains traits which originated during the earliest periods of Neolithic, Chalcolithic settlement and expression. theyyam from thalaserry It can be said that all the prominent characteristics of primitive, tribal, religious worship had widened the stream of Theyyam cult, where even the followers of Islam are associated with the cult in its functional aspect and made it a deep-rooted folk religion of millions. For instance, the cult of Bhagawathi, the Mother Goddesses had and still has an important place in Theyyam. Besides this, the practices like spirit-worship, ancestor-worship, hero-worship, masathi-worship, tree-worship, animal worship, serpent-worship, the worship of the Goddesses of disease and the worship of Graamadevataa (Village-Deity) are included in the main stream of the Theyyam cult. Along with