19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Theyaam Festival in Day at the Village Temple

Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in North Kerala which brings to life the great stories of Kerala, India State. It encompasses dance, mime and music. It exalts the beliefs of the ancient tribals who gave a lot of importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of their ancestors. Theyaam festival held in day time and night time according to their different customs and Dresses. This Photo was taken during the festival at the village temple where all the villagers were gathered to perticipate this festival. Theyyam originated from Kaliyattam. ... Theyyam is representative of a form of Hinduism practiced by the tribal communities since time immemorial. The Satvic rituals practiced by the Namboodiri Brahmins in temples co-existed with this tribal form of worship which involves liquor and meat as offerings to god.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © apurba Das