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Vol. XXV No. 9, August 16-31, 2015

Dates for your diary

August 19-23: Onam festival (11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 3.30 pm & 4.30 pm at DakshinaChitra)
Paithrikakalakalari, Kozhencherry, Kerala, performs Padayani – a ceremonial dance involving masks. The performance will include Pulanirtham and Marutha Kolam. The unique Padayani Kolam, Pulanirtham is an offering by the farmers to express their gratitude to the Goddess for paddy production while Marutha Kolam is performed to keep away epidemics and in honour of mother Goddess of the village, Marutha. As part of the festival there will be demonstrations on the making (and sale) of terracotta and bamboo jewellery.

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