Thottampattu

 

Thottampattu

Thottam Pattu is ritualistic songs which is performed before Theyyamin southern state Kerala. This art form explains a story in the form of song.

These songs deal with legends or myths of deities which includes their origin, journey, power, beauty and boldness. The others describe the sight of Theyyam and some about war and hunting.

There is a belief that the deity enters the body of the singer at the end of the song, which continues for about five hours. The social, cultural and linguistic characteristics of North Kerala are revealed in these songs.

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