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The agility and speed at which the theyyam moves keep the gathering spellbound. The complicated series of moves takes up to a decade of training to acquire.
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While the event is of great religious intensity and significance and has sustained itself on the involvement and support of the local people, it is on a decline. This has been attributed mostly to the younger generation of families involved in the ritual moving away from home or seeking alternate labor.

INDIA | Monday, 7 November 2011 | Views [332]

The agility and speed at which the theyyam moves keep the gathering spellbound. The complicated series of moves takes up to a decade of training to acquire.

While the event is of great religious intensity and significance and has sustained itself on the involvement and support of the local people, it is on a decline. This has been attributed mostly to the younger generation of families involved in the ritual moving away from home or seeking alternate labor.

Tags: theyyam, india, kerala, ritual, excitement, atmosphere


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