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It is mostly performed in temples by the chakyar community and Ambalavasi Nambiars who dons the role of a jester along with instruments like Mizhavu and llathalam.He starts the performance with the invocation of the presiding deity of that temple then goeson to narrate episodes of the puranas. He also narrates and ridicules local and current situations in the area using wit and humor.

This art is performed by a solo performer who is also the narrator in a unique headgear resembling a snake’s hood and a black moustache. His body will be smeared with sandal wood paste with red dots all over his body. His narration will be a mixture of prose and poetry mixed with innocent mockery, wit and humor and usually performed in conjunction with festivals,

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