Tholpavakoothu

Context

First ever robotic shadow leather puppet in India was installed at the Palakkad District Heritage Museum in India.

About the Leather Puppet-

  • It is also called shadow puppetry, Nizhalkkoothu and Olakkoothu. 
  • It is a traditional temple Art of Kerala which is having its genesis in Palakkad and neighbouring regions. 
  • It is used to be performed in the Bhadrakali temple of Palakkad, which is telling the tales of hindu mythology specially Ramayana.

Musical Instruments used-

  • Accompanying instruments include Ezhupara, Chenda and Maddalam.
  • To master this art, the Artists have to do several years of rigorous training.
  • The puppetry is performed on a special structure in temple premises called Koothumadam

 (Source- The Hindu)

Download Link - Daily Current Affairs 16th February 2021