Dressing up a Theyyam performer
Before a Theyyam performance, Kannur District, Kerala, India. .It is believed that while performing; the artist is possessed by a divine spirit and becomes a God - or Theyyam in the local language. In Hinduism there are literally millions of Gods; both good and evil and The four hundred existing variations of Theyyam performances are dedicated to just some of them.
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