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Theyyam Series : War of the Gods

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The Theyyam Series : War of the Gods.

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I am welcoming you all to a different experience. Some of you may have already seen or experienced it. But those who haven’t , stay tuned to witness the clash of the titans!

First part : War of Gods : Lets prepare for The war | Theyyam begins

Second part : War of the Gods : Preparing for the war | Vali appears

Third part : War of the Gods : Here Comes the Opponent | Sugriva Appears

Fourth Part : War of Gods : The Provocation

Final Part : War of Gods : Beginning of the End | Sword Fight

This story is taken from Hindu epic Ramayana. And the war is between Vali and Sugreeva.  Go through the photo essay of Theyyam series.

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War of Gods : Beginning of the End | Sword Fight

First part : War of Gods : Lets prepare for The war | Theyyam begins

Second part : War of the Gods : Preparing for the war | Vali appears

Third part : War of the Gods : Here Comes the Opponent | Sugriva Appears

Fourth Part : War of Gods : The Provocation

The provocation led to a fierce sword fight between the two.

Beginning of sword fight
Beginning of sword fight

Continue reading War of Gods : Beginning of the End | Sword Fight

War of Gods : The Provocation

First part : War of Gods : Lets prepare for The war | Theyyam begins

Second part : War of the Gods : Preparing for the war | Vali appears

Third part : War of the Gods : Here Comes the Opponent | Sugriva Appears

Thus they came face to face, ready for the fight. They challenged each other to a duel. Before they do it with their swords, they did it with their provocations. Continue reading War of Gods : The Provocation

War of the Gods : Here Comes the Opponent | Sugriva Appears

First part : War of Gods : Lets prepare for The war | Theyyam begins

Second part : War of the Gods : Preparing for the war | Vali appears

As Vali is furiously waiting for his opponent to show up, mediator Hanumanji goes to find Sugriva.

Hanuman searching for Sugriva
Hanuman searching for Sugriva

And finally Sugriva shows up.

First glimpse of Sugriva
First glimpse of Sugriva

And here he comes! Continue reading War of the Gods : Here Comes the Opponent | Sugriva Appears

War of the Gods : Preparing for the war | Vali appears

By now you are aware of theyyam and a bit about the background story. If not, check out the first part. War of Gods : Lets prepare for The war | Theyyam begins

So this is the battle between Vali and Sugriv from Indian epic Ramayana.  The whole fight between Vali and Sugriv happened because of a misunderstanding. Surprisingly the world was, is  and will be the same. People still fighting because of minor and major misunderstanding.

The epic says (this is from Wikipedia though )

Vali had been too outraged to heed his brother Sugriva after he had sealed the entrance to a cave in which Vali was fighting a rakshasa named Mayavi. Sugriva had mistaken the blood flowing out of the cave to be his brother’s, blocked the entrance to the cave with a boulder and left for Kishkindha, assuming that his brother was dead. When Vali had emerged victorious over the rakshasa, he had found that the entrance to the cave was blocked. He journeyed back to kingdom to find Sugriva ruling in his place. Sugriva tried to explain the situation to Vali, but Vali, enraged, would not listen.

This was the root cause of the fight. So here comes our Vali, all charged up for the war.

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Here comes Vali

Vali is just preparing for the big day. The fight with Sugriva. Continue reading War of the Gods : Preparing for the war | Vali appears