Poothan y Thira
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Una vez listos salieron de ahí acompañados de un par de tambores para dirigirse donde estaba el resto de la gente, ya en el lugar comenzaron a ejecutar con pericia y destreza las danzas rituales que a simple vista se veía que requieren de mucho esfuerzo físico para poder ejecutar ciertos movimientos con tremendos penachos de gran peso.
La danza es un ritual que se efectúa generalmente para purificar la aldea y los hogares de malos espíritus.
It was noon and the weather was quite hot and humid, something normal in Kerala during March, thankfully the shade and some jackfruit helped us to get refreshed while we were waiting in Kumbidi to watch a traditional dance called ‘Poothan and Thira’. Curiosity took me and a couple of more bloggers to a house few meters from where we were to find the dancers getting ready, that gave us the chance to know more about the ritual of getting dressed and all the costume.
You can recognize the Phoothan character because he’s the one with the red mask, peacock feathers and trinkets that rattles while they dance, he represents Shiva’s lieutenant and on the other side Thira wears a semicircular dark crown with symbols of goddess embossed on it called ‘aadivattam’.
Once they were ready, they came out along two drummers in direction to where we were before to perform in front of all of us, their moves requires good skills to jump wearing all the heavy outfits.
This dances are more common from December to march during the Pooram festival that are performed at the temples. The main purpose of this dance is to cleanse the villages and homes of evil spirits.
Kerala has a lot of traditions and dances and fortunately we had the opportunity to see different ones from north to south and this is quite impressive.
Durante nuestra estancia en Kerala nos hospedamos en magníficos hoteles como:
During out trip in Kerala we stayed at great hotels like:
THE RAVIZ: KADAVU
Frescas y amplias las habitaciones de The Raviz: Kadavu. · The rooms are big and fresh.
Mi villa en Vythiri Resort tenía alberca privada. · My villa had private pool.