21 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Intense Expressions, untold stories…”

    1. It’s all been taken for granted and I missed most of it’s rich cultural manifestations till recently…

      Wasting no time, I am trying to learn more and experience more, almost every other day πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much, Neha, for your thoughtful comments πŸ™‚


    1. I really wished to share the story behind each Theyyam I photograph, through my posts, but, being severely constrained with quality time for blogging, I couldn’t do it yet.

      But, I am planning a Theyyam series with all the stories behind it and more insights on this incredible art form.

      Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and support πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciative comment, Sarmistha πŸ™‚

      Theyyam is an amazing folkart to fine tune your photography skills and I am learning every other day that how long I have to travel…

      With just a few more days to go before this season ends with the arrival of Monsoon, I am doing a temple hop to capture as much as possible πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha, they do, indeed πŸ™‚

      My daughter was so scared when I took her to a Theyyam place, a few years back… but now a days she really enjoys it.

      Theyyam is very much part of our lives πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your time, Eliza πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Yvette, for your observant comments πŸ™‚

      This ‘Theyyam’ is called Karimchamundy’ and there are something around, one thousand such Theyyams being performed during the summer months, in a very small region in North Kerala.

      I am sure, you will get a chance to experience it once πŸ™‚

      Have a beautiful day ahead πŸ™‚

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  1. More and more I’ve become impressed by artists, who seem to be able to find characters and evolve into something different with ease – a gift, as your photo here shows. I hope all is going well, Sreejith, and wish you a great spring time ahead.

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    1. I would say, I am just blessed to be born, raised and living in this magical land…

      So rich in culture, art, rituals and folklore…

      I don’t know, how I failed to appreciate it, for all these years…

      My journeys to explore the unseen has taken me to, not places far away, but just in my neighborhood.

      Can you believe that, like this Theyyam, there are something around one thousand different theyyams, with unique stories behind them, in a small region in North Kerala ? I live right in the middle of it.

      Now I am immersed in it and I really wanted to learn more, experience more and share all these with the people around the world…

      Thank you so much, Dalo, for your time and kind words …

      I am doing great and I could now turn my passion to my career and enjoying it πŸ™‚


      1. The one thing it seems life offers is every place on the Earth is magical ~ and it is often up to the people of the land to make it so. It sounds like you and those around you are the perfect people to keep the magic going πŸ™‚ One day I hope to see it in person ~ I always do like to dream, makes the impossible potentially possible. Cheers to a great week ahead.

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        1. This is such a great compliment and I am looking forward to that day, when you could make it to North Kerala and shoot Theyyam rituals πŸ™‚

          Thanks again for your time and kind words, Dalo …


    1. Thank you so much for your appreciative comments, Len πŸ™‚

      This is a ritualistic folk art form named Theyyam and it’s performed only in northern most Kerala.

      The facial painting is done using natural colors and there are hundreds of Theyyams with unique stories behind each one.

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