Mudiyettu is a ritual art popular in the Kaali Temples of Central Kerala (Ernakulam and Kottayam). This unique art form celebrates the triumph of Goddess Kaali over the demon Darikan. 

Kalamezhuthu ritual is conducted as part of this art form. This involves the drawing of Goddess Bhadrakali in the temple premises, using organic colour powders. This is followed by the Kalampooja, arangathu keli, Shivastuthi etc. 

Mudiyettu found a place in UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

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Mostly performed in the Ernakulam and Kottayam districts of Kerala

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Malayattoor Perunnal

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Aranmula Thiruvonathoni

Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast

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Mudiyettu - a ritual art performed in Kaali temples of Central Kerala

Mudiyettu - a ritual art performed in Kaali temples of Central Kerala

Mudiyettu is a ritual dance performed in some Kaali temples of Ernakulam and Kottayam districts (central Kerala). The dance celebrates the Goddess' triumph over the demon Daarikan.