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Kothammuriyattam: Kerala Dance
Kothammuriyattom is a village folk art form of North Kerala, India. It is in fact Godavariyattom. Basically it is a theyyam with the image of a cow-face attached to mid part of the body. Usually a boy is selected to do this. Special hair work, face pack, and costumes accompany this. And paniyas too accompany the main character as his aides. It is believed that, after this play, the country becomes prosperous with more yields and increased number of livestock. The drum gives the music. The speech is stained with humor and other social aspects in a reviewer way.