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