Tholpava Koothu – The Shadow Puppet Play of Kerala
Let’s find out,what is Tholpavakoothu? Day with Padmashri Artist Ramachandra Pulavar
Tholpava koothu, the world first artform preserved by pulavar community in Kerala
It is an ancient peculiar ritualistic art form dedicated to Bhagavati, worshiped by the people of Kerala as the Mother Goddess.
As a ritualistic art form, Tolpava Koothu is performed during the months of January to May at the especially constructed theatre called Koothu Madam in front of the Bhagavati temple.
It is believed to have originated in the ninth century AD and uses Kamba Ramayana as its basic text. Read More
Dir. PADMASHRI RAMACHANDRA PULAVAR
KRISHNAN KUTTY PULAVAR MEMORIAL THOLPAVAKOOTHU PUPPET CENTRE