Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Divine dance and make-up artists bring the Hindu story of Kerala Piravi Day to life

By Rani Devalla
An artiste performing ‘Raktha Chamundi Theyyam’ at Kerala Kala Samithi in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. —photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
INDIA---A team of make-up artistes were busy draping the myriad forms of the costume for the deity Chamundi, an incarnation of Adi Para Shakti. Some of the ornaments were attached by stitching them with the costume and the finishing touches were given to the goddess by decking her with heavy anklets. Once the elaborate process of decorating the deity was done, goddess Chamundi appears on stage. Symbolising the goodness over evil, this ancient form of worship also includes performers lying on a bed of hot coal. [link]