“Vettekkaran Paattu” – An Un-common Temple Art of Kerala

published on May 17, 2009

Vettekkaran Paattu” is an un-common but interesting Temple Art of Kerala. It is performed only in very few number of Vettekkaran Tmples in Kerala (Malabar area and Thrissur District), one of which is located in Ollukkara, near Mannuthy, about 1 Km off the Thrissur – Palakkad highway.

Vettekkaran is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Siva in the guise of Kiraathamoorthy. The “mission” of his disguise was to quench the arroagance or over-proud self -esteem of Arjun that there is nobody else to beat him in archery .

Watch an interesting video in the youtube , how 12,000 pealed coconuts are” thrown- to- break” , in succession, as offering to Lord Vettekkaran There are 10 more video clippings in the series , excerpts colletected in connection with the proceedings of Vettekkaran Pattu

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drWY_eYHw7c&hl=en&fs=1]

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