4 March 2006

THEYYAM


I have uploaded THEYYAM pictures in Blunt knife,
too many pictures, the atmosphere was such that I couldn't resist, had to split them in to different posts. I have posted only the morning pictures.
I'll post THEYYAM night pictures tomorrow. I don't have any details on THEYYAM festival, please contribute if you have any. I have deleted many posts and pictures, and I have uploaded them in photobucket.


Blunt Knife

27 comments:

Lorraine said...

Spectacular Rauf :)

e2d said...

thx for these pictures Rauf.

Rauf said...

Glad you liked them e2dees, there are more in photobucket, please click on the link, thanks

Rauf said...

Thank you Lorraine.

Leila said...

Looks like a pretty amazing festival! Wow!

Rauf said...

Yes Laila it was an amazing festival, these are only pictures, being there was a unique experience
with drums beats in absolute frenzy, Short nadasvaram ( like a clarinet ) very low light of naivilakku (Oil Lamps) these pictures were taken next day morning, it goes on and on.

wildpic said...

rauf, never seen these faces before ... awesome, am reminded of papau new guinea, such similarity.

Rauf said...

Suresh please ask if any one got any details abt THEYYAM. I missed quite a lot actually, Night pictures are in blunt knife, there is lot of fire play and there used to be animal sacrifice too which has long been abandoned. Some families around Malabar area conduct these Theyyams.

Cari said...

These are absolutely amazing!

Rauf said...

Thanks Caroline, terrific atmosphere with deafeaning drum beats and music, oil lamps in the nights.

Leila said...

i would definetly like to experience i one day!

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Rauf said...

You haave a whole life ahead Laila, one day perhaps you will. Travel within India is ridiculasly cheap. I'll keep posting information and pictures.

Leila said...

hopefully, meanwhile i'll just live through your photos :)

Chinna said...

Innocense and maturity - i love the contrasting expressions of the boy and man.

Patty said...

Stunning detail, clarity, & colors. Beautiful expressions. Breathtaking.

Rauf said...

Lets hope so Laila

Rauf said...

lots of pictures in the album Chinna. This was taken early in the morning, it goes on non stop different stories, different performers.

Rauf said...

The colours keep changing Patty, its a non stop festival for 3 days.
Surrounding place serves as a fair with merry go rounds giant wheel different games, lots of things happen simultaneously. Felt sorry for being tired and couldn't be at different place at thesame time. Perhaps one day I'll take you there Patty. very colourful it is.

Sangita said...

Fell in love with the diya..Never knew such shapes did exist..Boys look is soo innocent as if he is very much in the thick of festivsl without having any clue of why he is there..I like the pics psoted here more than the other blog of urs..Or is it the paly of my eyes :-)

Rauf said...

The boy plays Sita's child Sangita, luv or kush, two of them are in other blog I think or in photobucket album.

took a picture of the diya because I loved it too. The same Theyyam is not performed else where Sangita, each one is different. Not always religious, sometimes they play social themes as well.

Anonymous said...

The boy surely looks out of sync with his persona.
Good capture that.

The red and redder on the other face is ready ever.

Good going.

http://ezee123.livejournal.com/

ezee123 said...

The boy surely looks out of sync with his persona.
Good capture that.

The red and redder on the other face is ready ever.

Good going.

http://ezee123.livejournal.com/

Rauf said...

ezee123, there was a Ravana too looking very majestic, couldn't fit him here, the pictures are in the album. I should come up with a blog for him.

Hattigrace said...

Beautiful work Rauf! You have an amazing gift!

Rauf said...

Missed quite a lot Hattigrace, its a three day festival, goes non stop

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