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  • February 13, 2021
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Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture

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  • For the first time, Tholpavakkoothu, the famous shadow leather puppets will tell stories of the epic Ramayana with the help of robots.

Important value additions 

  • Tholpavakoothu is a form of shadow puppetry. 
  • Practiced in: Kerala, India.
  • It is performed using leather puppets as a ritual dedicated to Bhadrakali. 
  • It is performed in Devi temples in specially built theatres called koothumadams.
  • It is believed to have originated in the ninth century AD. 
  • It uses Kamba Ramayana as its basic text.

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