Deva Vadyangal Temple Instruments of Kerala Parts I and II
Director: R Sarath Duration:
Episode I: 29 min; Episode II: 28 min, 36 sec
Sound emitted by temple musical instruments for various ritualistic and ceremonial purposes is explored in this film. It touches upon the lesser known temple instruments of Kerala like Maddalam, Tayambaka Kompu, Kuzhal and Pañca Vādyam like Sudhā Maddalam, Edakka, Kompu, Elathalam. It traces the Guruvayur tradition and examines the Travancore School in which traditional instruments are played and taught. The sound bytes explore the age-old tradition of playing these instruments.