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The Kathakali

Kathakali is the most well known dance drama from the south Indian state of Kerala. The word Kathakali literally means "Story-Play". It is known for its large, elaborate makeup and costumes. The elaborate costumes of Kathakali have become the most recognised icon for Kerala. The themes of the Kathakali are religious in nature. They typically deal with the Mahabarat, the Ramayana and the ancient scriptures known as the Puranas.

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Date Taken: 01.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Munnar, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Prakhar Krishan