Kerala Kathakali Mandapam

The art form of Kathakali is crystallized at around the same time as Shakespeare was scribbling his plays.  The performance is dramatised by presentation of a play usually based on Hindu epics such as Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puramas. All the great themes are covered – righteousness and evil, frailty and courage, poverty and prosperity, war and peace.

Cochin Katakali

ck4 In Kathakali, the makeup is very important to get the character ready for the stage…It takes a minimum of one hour.


The makeup used is made from the powdered/mineralized natural stones, diluted in rose water or coco oil.


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