Thiruvathira Festival at Kaithali Mahadeva Temple

Thiruvathira Maholsavam, the festival, at Kaithali Mahadeva Temple, Pattambi will be conducted from 03-11 Jan 2017. Besides rituals, classical dance and music programs are also conducted on these days. Well-known artists from India will perform in this 9- day festival.

The programes;
Venue: Kaithali Sree Mahadeva Temple, Kaithali, Pattambi, Palakkad Dt. (Kerala, India)


Mohiniyattam by Sunanda Nair _ Kaithali Temple-Thiruvathira Maholsavam_January 2017
Mohiniyattam_Sunanda Nair

03 Jan, 07.00 pm: Thayambaka, traditional percussion orchestra

04 Jan, 07.30 pm: Odissi by Uthara Antherjanam, Bangalore

05 Jan, 07.00 pm: Mohiniyattam by Kalashree Dr Sunanda Nair
Vocal- Kalamandalam Vishnu
Mrudangam – Kiran Gopinath
Idakka – P Nandakumar
Veena - Muralikrishnan

06 Jan, 07.00 pm: Nadalayam, Flute Concert
Flute – Shaju
Violin – Ganesh
Mrudangam – Hareesh R Menon
Ghatam – Shyam Kumar
Ganjira – Sunil Das

07 Jan, 06.45 pm: Kathakali Performance
Story: Nalacharitham Moonnam Divasam


Padmashree Kalamandalam Gopi_Kaithali Temple_Thiruvathira Festival_January 2017
Padmashree Kalamandalam Gopi as Bahukan
Artists:
Actors (character)- Kalamandalam Krishnakumar (Nalan), Kalamandalam Chinosh Balan (Karkkodakan), Padmashree Kalamandalam Gopi  (Bahukan), Kalamandalam Arun Warrier (Rithuparnnan), Kalamandalam Vipin (Jeevalan), Kalamandalam Praveen(Varshneyan), Mathoor Govindankutty (Sudevan), Kalamandalam Shanmukhadas (Damayanthi)
Song – Pathiyoor Sankarankutty, Kottakkal Madhu, Kalamandalam Vinod
Chenda – Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan, Kalamandalam Balasundaran
Maddalam – Kottakkal Ravi, Kalamandalam Hariharan
Chutti – Kalamandalam Satheesan, Kalamadalam Sudheesh

Music Concert_Kaithali Temple_Thiruvathira Festival_January 2017
Madhurai TNS Krishna
08 Jan, 07.00 pm: Classical Music Concert by Madhurai T N S Krishna
Violin – Sambath, Thiruvananthapuram
Mrudangam – N Hari, Kozhikode
Ghatam – Kovai Suresh

09 Jan , 07.00 pm: Dance Program by Kalamandalam Reshma Rajagopal & group

10 Jan, 07.00 pm: ‘ThayambakaChathushkam’  Thayambaka by Pookkattiri Brothers – Vijayaraghavan, Prahladan, HariGovindan, Maneesh Ramanathan

11 Jan, 08.30 am: Sopana Sangeetham by Ambalappuzha Vijayakumar
09.30 am – 06.00 pm: Kaithali Music Concert
07.30 pm: Sattariya, Assamese Dance by Dr Anwesha Mahantha.

Thiruvathira festival is conducted on Thiruvathira asterism in the month of Dhanu (Malayalam calendar). The festival, primarily for women, is a traditional festival connected with Lord Shiva. Women, mainly in Hindu community,  perform ‘Thiruvathirakkali ‘ (dance) on this day.

Kaithali Sree Mahadeva temple at Pattambi is one among the temples which celebrates Thiruvathira Festival in a grand manner. The temple that is carved out in a single granite stone is unique in its architecture . It is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India .


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