1. **In Memorium : Ammannur Madhava Chakyar : A trailblazing Thespian - M. Nagabhushana Sarma** 2. **Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Personal Reminiscences - G Venu** 3. **Kudiyattam in Temples - Ammannur Madhava Chakyar** 4. **A Centenary Tribute : Remembering Dr. V. Raghavan - T. K. Venkatasubramanian** 5. **Select Writings of Dr. V. RAGHAVAN on *Music, Dance* and *Ancient Indian Theater*** 6. **Uparupakas and Nritya-Prabandhas - V. Raghavan** 7. **Interview with Sashi Sankhla - Tapati Chowdurie** 8. **Changing trends in Manipuri Dance - Bimbavati Devi**
**Kudiyattam in Temples - Ammannur Madhava Chakyar**
**AMMANNUR MADHAVA CHAKYAR** Kudiyattam is the enactment of Sanskrit drama, traditionally held in the temples of Kerala from ancient times. It is a theater of ritualistic worship (*natyayajna*) confined to the Chakyar community, and is performed with great devotion and a spirit of propitiation of the deity, with the observance of religious rituals. When a male child is born in the Chakyar family, to become a full-fledged member, he has to go through his first performance' (*arangettam*), apart from undergoing the traditional 'sixteen rites' (*shodasa kriya*).
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