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Kerala is a land of myriad traditional rituals and cultures. Theeyattu is one in that long list of ancient celebrations. Performed by the members of the Theeyaattunni or Thiyaadi Nambiar community in Kerala, this ritual can been seen in two types - Bhadrakali Theeyattu and Ayyappan Theeyattu. 
Kalamezhuthu, the ritualistic drawing in colorful powders is a main attraction of Theeyattu. Rich with flamboyant costumes, vibrantly decked headgears and face paintings, the dance narrates the tale of the fight between Darikan and Bhadrakali.
 

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