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Thrissur Pooram Means Entry to Koothambalam for Me

Thrissur Pooram Means Entry to Koothambalam for Me

As a historical monument, the architecturally exquisite Koothambalam at the Vadakkuunathan temple, tells us many interesting stories of yesteryear artists. Thrissur Pooram held on April 23 without much fanfare had all of us holed up in our homes. The visuals on the TV screen were the only vignette to the happenings at the Thekkinkadu Maidan....

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The Genesis of Sanskrit Theatre – Part I

The Genesis of Sanskrit Theatre – Part I

Dating back to the pre-Buddha period and evolved through the Vedic times, the Sanskrit theatre was influenced by various philosophers and scholars. The art form was then redefined by Bharata’s Natyasastra.

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Remembering  Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar

Remembering Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar

A strict disciplinarian, Koodiyattam exponent Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar , never performed outside Koothambalams For Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda, the New Year commences with a 12-day Koodiyattam festival. Interestingly, this year, the 34th in the series, the festival is dedicated to the memory of Guru Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar, the late Koodiyattam maestro and the...

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