The whole thing is propelled upwards by someone from behind. The ladies drive immense pleasure from their process of swinging backwards and forwards. On the day of the festival, the women will cleanse themselves in the morning and prepare for a grand lunch to be feasted on at noon. This year Thiruvathira falls on 8th January, 2012. We are trying to collect the details of the rest. Those days the ladies and girls had no fear or anxiety about the prying eyes unlike the present days.
The bent of the body, hand movements and dance gestures are common to the region. Most of the temples around the world with Lord Nataraja as deity perform the Arudhra Darshan. Performers move in circles sometimes in clockwise and sometimes in anti-clockwise directions, gracefully bending in sideways as they do so. Archived from on 19 December 2013. Now simmer the flame and add the rice flour, cardamom powder and the grated coconut. The cosmic dance of Lord Shiva is enacted on the day.
If it is new rice, 2-3 cups is enough. Hence this day is celebrated, in appreciation of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, by offering Prayers to the Nataraja aspect of the Lord. Make balls of even size. If the rice is too old it needs lot of water. Long back, I had shared a post for recipes. Grease ur hands with oil and knead well to make it soft.
On the 9th day night i. Another belief is that the festival commemorates the death of , the Hindu god of erotic desire. One of the performers sings the first line of the Thiruvathira pattu song while the rest repeat it in chorus. The women perform the dance around the image and each participant adorns a few flowers from the offering and have the arrowroot preparation of puzhukku and tender coconut milk, which are the items of the food. Kaikottikali is regarded as an extremely elegant dance form as the Lasya or the beauty element predominates. Thiruvathira is a festival of importance to the women.
The palm of the left hand is closed and placed just the surface of the water. In the same kadai, dry roast rice till it becomes puffy and slightly golden in color. Tales depicted in Kaikottikali owe their origin to Kathakali, a profound dance form of Kerala. Even though the Thiruvathira is celebrated by most of the Hindu communities it is essentially a Nair women's get up at about 4 am and take bath on seven days commencing form the asterism Aswathi. Lord Shiva is praised in by many names, one of them is Athiraiyan ஆதிரையன் , from Thiruvathirai Thiru + Athirai.
The women wear all the ornaments they have. Thiruvathira and other main festivals of Kerala Kerala celebrates mainly three social cum religious festivals in a year. The first Thiruvathirakkali was held as part of the celebrations to mark this happy occasion. On the day of full moon, the chariot procession takes place. It will crack an break if u roast in the dosa pan for longer time in low flame. The Chengannur Bhagavathi in Kerala at Chengannur is believed to be another piece, the middle portion of the body. Anyway the lord was disturbed from his penance and was not able to concentrate again and according to the requests of all the gods he married Parvathy and they got a child Lord Karthikeya Subramanya who killed Soora.
He is believed to exert powerful influence upon the passions of human nature. With sinuous movements Serpentine way or wavy movements in a circle pirouetting a rapid whirling about the body pattern it is will be sight worthwhile to watch. Thiruvathirakali is also called as Kaikottikali. Ritualistic dance Many literary works from the Sangham period contain references to similar rituals observed by women and young girls, accompanied by dance and music. Mix it thoroughly and cook on medium flame till the jaggery syrup and rice flour mixes well. Literary and historical evidence in the form of stone inscriptions state that the festival has been celebrated on this day for more than 1500 years. Now due to shortage of the bamboos and for convenience of storage the bamboo swing is replaced by rope swings.
These days eyeliner is used. Oonjalattom, swinging on an oonjal swing is an item of amusement on this occasion. Soon after Pancha Murthi Ula in the afternoon Lord Natarajar and Goddess Sivakami will bless devotees with Aarudra Darisanam and enter Kanaka Sabhai Golden Sabha. Thiruvathirakali now survives mainly because of the competitions in school and college youth festival circuits. Most of the temples around the world with Lord Nataraja and Shiva as deity perform the Arudhra Darshan.
After we make the syrup,strain it in a metal strainer. Believed to owe its origins to the festival of Thiruvathira that falls in the month of Dhanu, Thiruvathirakali is one of the earliest forms of group dances performed by women in Kerala. This dance form had been keeping its basic posture for centuries. Thiruvathira is a day of fasting and the women discard the ordinary rice meal on that day, but only take preparations of chama panicum milicceum or wheat. Both Parvathi and Shiva present this ideal to devotees in the form of Ardha-Nareeshawara half male, half female form. The women spend the whole night singing and dancing. Women also beautifully tie their hair in a form of bun.
The participants include 10 students from Mumbai and one from Dubai. The door opens to reveal women of various age groups swaying and dancing to the music being played on a tape recorder. The process goes on until the peep of the dawn, when they rub themselves dry and come home to dress themselves in the neatest and grandest possible quite often new attire. The mixture will become thick and all the water gets absorbed into the rice flour. The dance follows a circular, pirouetting pattern accompanied by clapping of the hands and singing. He exerts a powerful influence upon the passions of human nature. The gods wanted Lord Siva to marry and have a child.