Face of God

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Face of God, originally uploaded by K G Balu.

Theyyam, one of the most ritual art form in North Kerala, India, . (consisting of present-day Kannur and Kasargod districts) As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs, it embraces almost all the castes and classes of the Hindu religion in this region. The term Theyyam is a corrupt form of Daivam or God. People of these districts consider Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from this Theyyam.

He is a Theyyam performer. The art on his face called Mugathezhuthu.

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