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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Dance of the Gods

Theyyam is a traditional colorful ritual dance of North Malabar, that everyone should witness at least once in their life. A worship of heroes and ancestral spirits, the performance is a synthesis of ritual, vocal and instrumental music, dance, painting, sculpture and also literature.

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Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Kasargod, Kerala, India
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Rashmi Appaiah