Nampoothiri wedding: Artist Madanan does a Nampoothiri art!
Cyber Forensic Expert Dr Vinod Bhattathiripad's daughter and Chennai IIT Research Scholar Indu Chanchal and Trissur (Kirangattu Mana) born, California University educated Team Member of world renowned Computer Game "Call of Duty" Unnikrishnan got married on July 9. The marriage was celebrated with all traditional functions for which Kerala nambudiris take pride even today, at the ancestral houses of both bride and groom during the second week of July, 2017.
Artist Madanan (Mathrubhumi) shared some of the drawings of the functions he attended with an excellent write up on each 'ritual'. A collector's item for people like me who have nolstagic memories about 20th Century Kerala social life. The drawings shared included 'Ayinoonu', Bride's final offering-Nivedyam- to family Deity as she becomes a member of Groom's family from next day, Bride's mother applying oil in Bride's hairs in the presence of several lady members of the family and the wedding function.
Madanan's drawing of Polpaya Mana somewhere in the borders of Palghat and Malappuram districts of Kerala was really amazing.
M G Warrier