THE MOUNTAIN COURTYARD - THEKKADY THE MOUNTAIN COURTYARD

EVENTS

Events from our Mountain Courtyard family, in a different layout

Mohiniyattam

Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam (Malayalam: മോഹിനിയാട്ടം), is one of two classical dances of India that developed and remain popular in the state of Kerala. The other classical dance form from Kerala is Kathakali. Mohiniyattam dance gets its name from the word Mohini – a mythical enchantress avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, who helps the good prevail over evil by deploying her feminine powers. Mohiniyattam’s roots, like all classical Indian dances, are in the Natya Shastra – the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text on performance

Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu is a martial art, which originated as a style in southern India. The word kalari first appears in Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield and combat arena. The word kalari tatt denoted a martial feat, while kalari kozhai meant a coward in war. Each warrior in the Sangam era received regular military training. It is considered to be one of the oldest fighting systems in existence.It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and the Tulunadu region of Karnataka.