becoming divine - theyyam in kerala

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by shiran levy

this photo was taken in the theyyam season (a special ritual in kerala, india) in decembre 2012. i didn't used any special effects or photoshop. the man in the photo preformed the goddess theyyam - he chanted, turned off fire with his mouth and blessed the village poeple. it was a very special experience for me to be present in this ritual. here you can see him just a minute before the temple people put another mask on his colored face.very inseresting.

Location: kozhikode district, kerala


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