Sunday, August 30, 2009

Celebrating ONAM the traditional way

Kerala is gearing up for celebrating Onam. With Onam comes performance of different art forms for which Kerala is famous for. These days we can see these art forms only in Government sponsored Onam stalls and TV channels.

For those who are not familiar with the various art forms associated with Onam celebrations in Kerala, here is a glimpse of these. The performance in these videos is substandard but something is better than nothing.

Onappattu - a Kerala folk song that welcomes the festivities of Onam and the one which describes the greatness of Mahabali and the prosperity he brought to the people of Kerala during his reign as the Maharaja of Kerala.

Thiruvathirakali – the dance performed by women of Kerala

Thumbithullal – another art form performed by girls and women of Kerala.

Kummatikali - a colorful mask-dance of Kerala. During the Onam festival, Kummattikali performers move from house to house collecting small gifts and entertaining people.

Pulikali – my favorite.

HAPPY ONAM TO ALL THE READERS OF MY BLOG....

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3 Comments:

Blogger scorpiogenius said...

HAPPY ONAM Brijesh.. to you, your family and your blog!

I know this is a very special Onam coming up for you..And all the best wishes for that! :smiles:

August 30, 2009 12:08 PM  
Anonymous rocksea said...

nice compilation. onam wishes.

August 30, 2009 1:14 PM  
Blogger keralafarmer said...

ഓണാശംസകള്‍
ഊഞ്ഞാലില്ലാതെന്ത് ഓണം?

August 31, 2009 1:38 AM  

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