Monday, August 27, 2007


King Mahabali (Maveli) at the famous Marari Beach Resort of
CGH - Earth Group during last Onam.
Also see:
Dominic Joseph checks out

Chenda (Kerala drum) is usually a part of receiving VVIPs.
For more pictures of chendamelam see:
Chenda – The Kerala Drum.

Artist Reji Navasree. He made Maveli shown above from Thermocole (Styrofoam) and sandalwood paste. The garments and turban are done with flowers.
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A village artist


Meera's Blog said...

when i saw this,i remembered seeing another beautiful form of art,called-chingari/singari melam.saw it on tv during one of the tv onam was awsome.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Because it is a still photo in the post, one cannot make out - this is actually part of a singari melam. The whole sequence of it is beautiful.

Instead of the often stationary panchari and pandy performance, in singari the entire team keeps shifting positions. It is well choreographed and is fast gaining popularity.