The Kathakali Puzzle brings to you, India’s most dazzling performance art form from the State of Kerala, centred around traditional themes including folk and religious stories from Hindu mythology. This puzzle illustrates a scene from the epic Mahabharata, where, multi-hued dancers with intricately painted masks and beautifully crafted costumes, portray the story of good prevailing over evil. In this scene Lord Krishna negotiates with Duryodhan and Dushasan, to peacefully return to the Pandavas what rightfully belongs to them to prevent the great war of Kurukshetra. Join us in dancing to the triumph of good, as you decode this vibrant Kathakali portrayal!
The collection of Indian Art puzzles from Aurva, have been artfully designed to explore the great forms of art, craft and performance from the country.
kathakali, is one of India’s most exquisite forms of classical dance and performance art, originating from the southwestern state of Kerala. It derives its name from “Katha” meaning story or conversation and “Kala” representing art and performance, fused to denote the dance form that involves the artful portrayal of tales. Usually, these tales are centred around traditional themes including folk and religious stories from Hindu mythology and often depict stories from the epics and Puranas. Kathakali performances combine an elaborate live orchestra with rich music, performers who are intricately dressed with vividly painted faces, and distinct choreography that combines facial and hand gestures combined with movements from ancient martial arts, and in all create an unforgettable experience for the audience.