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Neelamperoor Padayani Festival of Kerala: Rituals and Symbolism

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Detailed portrayal of the rituals associated with Neelamperoor Padayani

Neelamperoor Padayani is a ritual festival held at Neelamperoor, Kuttanadu taluk, Alappuzha district, Kerala. It is a fifteen-day long festival in which various effigies of human and nonhuman figures are created and performed. There are different kinds of performances in Kerala and Neelamperoor Padayani is the only kind of Padayani which makes effigies instead of performing dances using masks and headgear. This video portrays the ritualistic elements of Padayani as carried out at different points of time.