The Murals The murals of Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple (now ceded to Tamil Nadu) and Tiruvanchikulam are considered the oldest relics of Kerala’s own style of murals. Fine mural paintings are depicted in temples at Trikodith-anam, Ettumanur, Vaikom, Udayana-puram, Triprangode, Guruvayoor, the Vadakkunathan temple in Trichur and the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram. Indian Art - Kerala Art
The Elephants are an integral part of the daily life in Kerala, Kerala has more than seven hundred elephants in captivity. Most of them are owned by temples and individuals They are used for religious ceremonies in and around the temples, and a few elephants work at timber yards. These Indian elephants are loved, revered, groomed and given a prestigious place in the state's culture. Elephants in Kerala are often referred to as the 'sons of the sahya.' As the state animal, the elephant is featured on the emblem of the Government of Kerala, taken from the Royal Arms of both Travancore and Cochin State.
Kathakali is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well- defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. It originated in the country's present day state of Kerala during the 17th century and has developed over the years with improved looks, refined gestures and added themes besides more ornate singing and precise drumming
Popular Painters in Kerala RajaRaviVarma M.V.Devan K.C.S.Panicker Angolie ela Menon
Raja Ravi Varma is one of the greatest painters in Indian art. His paintings in oil blend with Indian traditions and European art. Raja Ravi Varma was born in Kilimanoor Palace on April 29, 1848 as the son of Umamba Thampuratti and Neelakandan Bhattathiripad. Raja Ravi Varma
In many Indian families, the women get together to cook. A popular meal is vegetables cooked in spicy sauces and served with rice. In Surya’s family, her grandmother, mother and sister cook together. Indian Food
Popular vegetarian dishes include sambar, aviyal, Kaalan, thoran, (Poduthol (dry curry), pulisherry (morozhichathu in Cochin and the Malabar region), olan, erisherry, puliinji, payaru (mung bean), kappa (tapioca), etc. Vegetarian dishes often consist of fresh spices that are liquefied and crushed to make a paste-like texture to dampen rice