INDIA: The cultural festival ‘Theyyam’ which happens only on the northern district Kannur of Kerala, India. A devotee turns himself into a manifestation of God and carries that aura around for hours. The performers of Theyyam belong to the indigenous tribal community and have an important position in Theyyam. Only in Kerala do both the upper-caste Brahmins and lower-caste tribals share an important position in a major form of worship. 
 Photo by Praveen Dev

INDIA: The cultural festival ‘Theyyam’ which happens only on the northern district Kannur of Kerala, India. A devotee turns himself into a manifestation of God and carries that aura around for hours. The performers of Theyyam belong to the indigenous tribal community and have an important position in Theyyam. Only in Kerala do both the upper-caste Brahmins and lower-caste tribals share an important position in a major form of worship. 

 Photo by Praveen Dev

posted : Wednesday, June 15th, 2011