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Devakumar Thenchery
  Dr Babu Mundekkad is a folklore expert from Kerala. His doctoral research was on the life, culture and education of the Kallatta Kurup community and the ritual art of kalamezhuthu pattu (a kind of floor painting practised in Kerala).   Devakumar Thenchery: India has a rich visual arts tradition.…
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Devakumar Thenchery
The first ritual of kalamezhuthu pattu is uchapaatt, which evokes the presence of the deity inside the paattumandapam. Thottam has two segments: the first is about other deities and second about the particular deity to which the ritual is dedicated (here, it is Vettakkorumakan). 
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Devakumar Thenchery
  Festivals, rituals, and practices play a vital role in enriching the cultural heritage of India. Kerala, its southernmost state, occupies a major position on the cultural map of the country. Worship-related rituals contribute heavily towards this. The custom of worship dates back many centuries;…
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