Thekkady, Kerala, India, Sep 2013 - suchitnanda
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Mr. Kalamandal Subin applies make up to dress up as Lalitha,the demon lady in a beautiful form of Nakkrathundi. Typically takes 3 to 4 hours to apply this make up.

Mudra Kathakali Centre, Thekkady. Kathakali, literally meaning `story-play’, is a dance-drama originated in the 17th century in Kerala, one of the smallest states in India lying on the west coast of the Indian peninsula. Kathakali is the result of a fusion between all Indian theater tradition represented by Koodiyattom and the indigenous tradition of folk dance forms. It was one of the Rajas (Chieftain) of Kottarakkara, who wrote the first play intended for Kathakali performance. They form a cycle of eight stories based on Ramayana. Stories typically deal with the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the ancient scriptures known as the Puranas. This is performed in a text which is generally Sanskritised Malayalam.

Thekkady (Idukki district) in Kerala is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in India.

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