Nangyar Koothu, a variation of Chakyarkoothu, is a classical dance-drama of
Kerala. It is performed by
Nangiars, the female members of the Chakyar caste. Koothambalam or Koothupura of temples is the usual venue. This solo performance that comprises a fine blend of mime and comedy is based on the legends of Lord Krishna.
Though its popularity is on the decline, Nangyar Koothu is still performed in temples like
Koodalmanikyam temple at Irinjalakkuda, Sri Krishna temple at Ambalappuzha, Kumaranalloor temple at
Kottayam and Vadakkunnatha temple at
Updated on 7th June, 2005
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