Kathakali Festival at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

The annual festival of Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple at Kottayam (Kerala) will begin on 15 March 2017 with Kodiyettu, ritual hoisting of flag.  Apart from the the temple rituals, folk arts, cultural program, Kathakali festival etc are also conducted outside the temple during the days of the festival. The ten day festival concludes with Arattu on 24th March.

The Kathakali festival in connection with Thirunakkara temple festival starts on 16th March. Full-night Kathakali performances will be conducted from 16-18 March (from 10.00 pm).

Kathakali Festival at Thirunakkara mahadeva Temple


Date: 16-18 March 2017 ; Time: from 10.00 pm
Venue: Thirunakkara Sree Mahadeva temple, Thirunakkara, Kottayam (Kerala)

16 March (Thursaday):
After Purappadu, Kathakali
Story 1- Nalacharitham Naalam Divasam (Unnayi Warrier)
Actors (character) - Padmashree Kalamandalam Gopi (Bahukan), Margi Vijayakumar (Damayanthi), Kalamandalam Shanmukhan (Kesini)

Story 2 - Keechakavadham (Irayimman Thambi)
Actors (character) - Kalamandalam Anil (Sairandri),  Kalamandalam Ravikumar (Mallan),  Kalamandalam Prasanth (Valalan 1),  Kalamandalam Krishnakumar (Keechakan), Kalamandalam Vipin (Valalan 2)

Song - Pathiyoor Sankarankutty, Kalanilayam Rajeevan,  Kalamandalam Viswas,  Kalamandalam Krishnakumar
Chenda -  Kalamandalam Krishnadas,  Kalamandalam Venumohan,  Kalamandalam Sreevin
Maddalam - Kalanilayam Manoj,  Kalamandalam Sreejith,  Kalamandalam Prasanth
Chutti - Kalanilayam Saji

17 March (Friday):
After Purappadu, Kathakali
Story 1- Santhanagopalam
Actors (character) - Kottakkal C M Unnikrishnan (Sreekrishnan), Kottakkal Kesavan Kundalayar (Arjunan), Kottakkal Krishnadas (Balabadrar), Mathoor Govindankutty (Brahmanan), Kottakkal Rajmohan (Brahmanapathni), Kottakkal Manoj (Vrdha), Kottakkal Krishnadas etc (Kuttikal)

Story 2 - Balivadham
Actors (character) - Kottakkal Muraleedharan (Sugreevan), Kottakkal Pradeep (Sreeraman), Kottakkal Balanarayanan (Lakshmanan), Kottakkal Devadas (Bali), Kottakkal Manoj (Thara), Kottakkal Krishnadas (Angadan)

Song - Kottakkal Narayanan, Kottakkal Madhu, Kottakkal Santhoshkumar, Kottakkal Vineesh, Kottakkal Yaswanth.
Chenda -  Kottakkal Prasadkumar, Kottakkal Vijayaraghavan, Maneesh Ramanathan
Maddalam - Kottakkal Raveendran, Kottakkal Radhakrishnan, Kottakkal Pratheesh
Chutti - Kottakkal Satheesh, Kottakkal Anilkumar, Kottakkal Devadas
Presented by: PSV Natyasangam, Kottakkal

18 March (Saturday):
After Purappadu, Melappadam, Kathakali performances
Story 1- Kalyanasougandhikam
Actors (character) - Kottakkal Devadas (Bheemasenan(Sauryagunam)), Kottakkal Pradeep (Dharmaputhrar), Kottakkal Sudheer (Bheemasenan), Kottakkal C M Unnikrishnan (Panjali), Kottakkal Kesavan Kundalayar (Hanuman).

Story 2 - Kiratham
Actors (character) - Kottakkal Muraleedharan (Kattalan), Kottakkal Rajmohan (Kattalasthree), Kottakkal Balanarayanan,Kottakkal Balanarayanan (Kuttikattalanmar), Kottakkal Manoj (Shivan),
Kottakkal Pradeep (Parvathy).

Song - Kottakkal Narayanan, Kottakkal Madhu, Kottakkal Santhoshkumar, Kottakkal Vineesh, Kottakkal Yaswanth.
Chenda -  Kottakkal Prasadkumar, Kottakkal Vijayaraghavan, Maneesh Ramanathan
Maddalam - Kottakkal Raveendran, Kottakkal Radhakrishnan, Kottakkal Pratheesh
Chutti - Kottakkal Satheesh, Kottakkal Anilkumar, Kottakkal Devadas
Presented by: PSV Natyasangam, Kottakkal

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