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Marans belong to the community of Nairs in Kerala and are regarded as the temple musicians.

They are the main custodians of the Sopana system of music and are also specialists in percussion instruments like Maddalam, Chenda and Edakka.

Mudiyettu, a ritualistic dance-drama performed usually in South and Central Kerala Bhadrakali temples, is presented by Marans.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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