Portrait of the Puthiya Bhagavathy theyyam
This beautiful theyyam is from a small and serene kavu near Pariyaram, Kannur Kerala. The performer is dressed up in red and covers his body with tender coconut leaves. I was little late to arrive and some of the torches were no more burning.
The fiery deity wields a sword and dances to the wild rythmes of the drums .
The deity is blessing a worshipper ...
Details: This is a series from documenting the Theyyam ritual art. All the photos are taken with Nikon Z9.