Kerala Art & Culture
India is recognized for its art and culture the world over. Kerala is not an exception to the fact. With enchanting music and dance tradition, Kerala's performing arts reign supreme in the Indian context. The land of Kerala, which boasts of monumental architectural feats, renders no dearth of performing arts that are ever captivating.
You will especially love the classical and ritual arts of Kerala always enjoying a rich patronage. The USP of Kerala is its architecture. Heritage and culture across the state is enthralling enough to attract the keenest travelers from every nook and corner of the world.
Expressive Attire and Enchanting Expressions
The attire is ever enchanting and there is no dearth of fascinating artistes who provide a sumptuous treat for discerning eyes. Down the centuries, Kerala’s performing arts had always enjoyed the patronage and pats from successive rulers.
Most of the art forms are the result of long cultural history of religious communities. As we know that classical art forms such as Kathalkali and Bharathayatyam had been the stronghold of upper class, the lower strata of the society get enthralled by theyyam and padayani dance forms. So, in case you need to see the traditional dance set, you must go for it. If the former is performed in temples, the later is performed on the streets.
Seasonal Rural Based Dances
As there are aborigines from the state, Cherumarkali has fast developed as a result of harvesting season. Indeed, they make you attain trance. There are ample of opportunities where you can enjoy flamboyant cultural processions rendering you an integral part of any festival here.
In temple fests, there are deities who are adorned with glittering jewels and colorful garlands shouldering during the procession blowing conches and playing of nadswaram. You will be mesmerized to witness the glorious Thrissur Pooram, the spectacular splendor that forms the greatest cultural extravaganza in Kerala.