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#TBT | Theyyam, War of Human Gods : Photo Essay

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Theyyam Tales : War of Human God

theyyam, malabar, culture, folklore
When Gods starts a war!

Welcome to some of the cultural visuals of India

Welcome to the traditions of Kerala

Have you ever seen Gods?

Their wars?


Here is the link to revisit it

Theyyam Tales : War of Human God

Here is an opportunity to revisit the War of the Gods. If you like it,

if you want to see it in real, I would like to remind you that, this is an annual event, and this is going to happen in February 3rd week this year in Kannur, Kerala, India.  So are you interested to witness it?


Photographing the journeys to recreate the Travels to take you for a virtual Photo walk.

38 thoughts on “#TBT | Theyyam, War of Human Gods : Photo Essay

  1. How interesting! And your photos are quite beautiful. It reminds me of things we have in the US, like the Civil War re-enactments, and the Revolutionary War, as well. I actually love the Renaissance Festivals we have here which usually last for a month or more (weekends only) where the stories of Robin Hood, or other Medieval Knights tales are played out. People dress up at the Faire, and there’s traditional foods, and lots of booths where clothing, weapons, and all manner of goods are sold. It’s like an ancient market place.

    1. Yes, exactly, this one is also similar to that. But the stories are taken from Indian epics and that have some religious significance too. Here they enact the Gods while in your place they enact the human heroes 😀 But the basic idea is somewhat same, I guess 🙂

    1. Yea, I am sure you can find a lot of similarity between Kerala and Bali. Culture, paddy fields in the village and many more.
      Visit Kerala, Mr. Back packer 😀

          1. Not until late 2015, maybe early 2016. I am also thinking about a tiger safari…do you have any suggestions for which tiger reserve I should visit? Ranthambore?

          2. I think there are some cool tiger safari in Madhya Pradesh. Kanha national part. There is one Tiger reserve in Kerala too. periyar tiger reserve. Do check this.

  2. Wow, what a story, what a performance!!! Wish they could play on a stage so the crowd can get better view. 🙂 Thank you for the links! Thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂

    1. This is sort of a stage, but in a place of worship. It has not yet become a commercialised art form for tourists!! It still keeps its traditional values and performed only in such places.
      Thank you for reading them and checking the links 🙂

      1. If you have a link for the next series, that may be helpful to reader, e.g having a link of the third right after the second, etc.
        I really appreciate how you bring up the excitement of the story. Photos are awesome! Thank you!! 🙂

      1. No, I’ve never been to India. I have, however, enjoyed many blissful Shivaratri celebrations in New York City. I’ll be looking forward to enjoying one this year, too. Thank you! 😉 xoxoM

          1. Now you’re inspiring me to make a small expedition across the bridge to Queens to experience the celebration in the Indian community here in NYC. My experiences have been much more intimate at an ashram right here in the city. If I do make the adventure, I’ll let you know. Thanks for the inspiration! xoxoM

          2. ok, i’ll keep bugging you till you make it 😀 haha. Its going to be a great experience for you and for me to listen to your story 🙂

          3. Oh, I don’t know…a bug by another name is a mom, a teacher, a coach. I, however, like having my own, personal little bug! 🙂 xoxoM

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