Story Telling Sessions

Story Telling Sessions

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Kathaprasangam (Malayalam) or Story telling sessions in many of the temples is Kerala is an interesting affair.   There are different versions of it and the one I saw was on mythological stories narrated by this exponent with lots of expressions and voice modulations. His was a one act show where he enacted all of the characters (including women) with equal aplomb.  They are masters of Navarasas or the 9 facial expressions which is a must for carrying off this kind of sessions.

Śṛngāram (शृङ्गारं) Love, Attractiveness.
Hāsyam (हास्यं) Laughter, Mirth, Comedy.te.
Raudram (रौद्रं) Fury.
Kāruṇyam (कारुण्यं) Compassion, Tragedy.
Bībhatsam (बीभत्सं) Disgust, Aversion.
Bhayānakam (भयानकं) Horror, Terror.
Vīram (वीरं) Heroic mood.
Adbhutam (अद्भुतं) Wonder, Amazement.  (source – Wikipedia)

Most of the time they have no assistants and are masters of makeup doing their own.  Taken in Attukal temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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I came I saw and I had fun

15 Comments to “Story Telling Sessions”

  1. Melody says:

    it can be fascinating… wonderful entry

    Have a nice abc-day/- week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc.-w-team)

  2. lesliebc says:

    Story telling is an art!

    abcw team

  3. An interesting post…

  4. photowannabe says:

    I like that every one has a Story.

  5. Roger Green says:

    stories to share


  6. gravadee says:

    Beautifully explained. Awesome

  7. Vinitha says:

    It’s a very expressive art. Have watched some in my childhood, don’t remember well now, though!

  8. Rajlakshmi says:

    oh it must so exciting to watch this 🙂

  9. Charlotte says:

    Sounds fascinating!

  10. Being a malayali I ahve never been a part of a kathaprasangam. Would love to someday.

    1. phenomenon says:

      I went there for another reason but was lucky enough to be part of this 🙂

  11. Completely love that elaborate makeup. Must take hours to put on and get off.

  12. Kadhika App says:

    Great information on Malayalam story telling…

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