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Kathakali Sangeetham

Kathakali Sangeetham is a special kind of music that belongs to Sopana category. It is the inevitable part of Kathakali, the renowned traditional art form of Kerala. This typical music has its own rhythm, provides full opportunities for acting. The Bhagavathar (singer) of Kathakali Sangeetham plays a major role in the performance. Through the song, the singer clarifies the meanings of symbolic gestures called Mudras. The major musical instruments used with the music are Chenda, Maddalam, Chengila (gong) and Ilathalam.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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