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Kerala: God’s Own Country

Welcome to God’s Own Country

Kerala is an Indian state, has an area of 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi) situated on the Malabar Coast of south-west India and the kerala state was established on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganization Act, and it joints various Malayalam speaking regions. Malayalam is the main language used in kerala states. The Kerala state was created by the combination of three regions the kingdom of Thiruvithamcoore (Travancore), the Kingdom of Kochi (Cochin), and the Province of Malabar. Kerala state is a popular tourist place for its backwaters, yoga, Ayurvedic treatments. The survey of Transparency International on 2005 says that Kerala as the least corrupt state in the country. We have a lot of traditional and cultural arts, such as Koodiyattam, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Thullal, Kalaripayattu etc. Hence, kerala information provides you the complete essence of traditional and cultural aspects of kerala and also it includes some other informations that related to kerala arts, kerala culture, kerala tourist place, tours and travels,major tourist places in kerala,best tourist places in kerala, top 10 tourist places kerala, Kerala Tourist Attractions and complete information about the kerala.

Kerala Art and Culture

Kerala information about Art and Culture

Kerala state is the best combination of some traditional and cultural programs. The tradition of some beautiful classical arts are as follows-

a. Koodiyattam

Koodiyattam is the type of enacting classical Sanskrit dramas, is closely joint to Kerala’s Hindu temples and also it has been recognized by UNESCO as a Human Heritage Art. koodiyattam is the oldest presented classical theater form in the whole world, it was commenced before the kathakali and most other theatrical forms. It is an offering to divinity. Mythological themes are played. Kootiyattam accurately means “acting together”. Koodiyattam performed in the Sanskrit language in Hindu temples.

b. Kathakali

Kathakali is one of the best form of classical dance-drama of Kerala,Kathakali has a long tradition. The word Kathakali accurately means “Story-Play”. It dates back to the 17th century. kerala information, Kathakali constitutes three fine arts, abhinayam or acting, nrityam or dancing, and geetham or singand. Kathakali has a sole amalgamation of text

,  music, painting, acting and dance. It was given its present form by Mahakavi Vallathol Narayan Menon, who was the founder of the Kerala Kala Mandalam. it is the best combination of dance, music, poetry, and histrionics. Kathakali dance considered as the ‘first theatre of imagination’ in the world. It includes the better combination of two main factors that is lasya (gentle, graceful dance) and Thandava (Powerfull, energetic dance).The elaborate costumes of Kathakali have become the most familiar sign for Kerala.

C. Mohiniyattam

Mohiniyattam is a traditional South Indian dance from of Kerala,is closely related to the Bharathanatyam of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms. Lasya is the main factor of mohiniyattam. The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words

“Mohini” meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and “aattam” meaning graceful and sensuous body movements. Mohiniattam is performed only by women and is known for its elegant actions and easy but stylish costume.

d. Thullal

Thullal is the popularized in their simplicity of presentation, with including of great social satire humor. kerala information This great art was established during the 18th century by legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar.

Some Folk Arts
kerala information Theyyam, thira, Mudiyettu, kaduvakali, Velakali, kakkarissnatakam, Chavittunatakam, Maragamkali, kolakali, Parichamuttukali, Bhadrakalipattu, pulluvanpattu and Thiruvathirakali are some of Kerala’s folk art forms.

Marital Arts

Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu is one of the traditional and Dravidian martial art from of the Kerala. kerala information This art was created by the ancient Gurus completely on the basis of the human anatomy and The Nature.

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