Kalamezhuthu is the art of creating large drawings on the floor with natural powders and is drawn with bare hands.
All The activities of Ayyappan Theeyattu, a temple art performed by the Thiyyadi Nambiar community are centered around the Kalam of Lord Ayyappa.
132 Replies to “Ayyappan Theeyattu: Kalamezhuthu”
Very good shot!
aaaaah!!!! beautiful angle Joshi! and colors are great too!
Kerala is most wonderful state of India ..
Superbe travail, un artiste doué :)
nice shot..love the colors in the image!!1
Great colours. Awesome click
Great shot! Awesome colours!
Very good composition!
Awesome talent that. Must be great to see these paintings. Thanks for sharing. Look forward for more painting shots.
art of image, splendid photo
tedious work must be… the colors look lovely so does the drawing and the angle is perfect :)
Superb shot. Nice angle and framing.
Lovely…well composed and great colours.
Wow wow wow!
Idevidunnu sankhadippikkunu? very beautiful
Beautiful image ….
Great shot Joshi of something that should be documented. What a neat art form. Nice capture of the colors.
Now that takes amazing talent, great shot..:-)
Cool one! Love the colors…
A fine capture “in action” of this traditional form of street art.
O_o…wonderful shot… :)
It’s always a pleasure to receive your post.
The Lord at his best………..nicely done!!!!
A nice capture in action of this traditional form of street art.
Excellent composition, wonderful colors.
Wonderfully done …..
Great wok, Josh!!!
Great framing :)
Nice shot and lovely art !
Nice work Joshi. I love the color in this.
Love it – the photo, the art and the method of painting
Talk about colorful…and creative!
I love this shot, full of colors….Beautifully clicked, love the angle from which you took it…Gorgeous!
Fantastique cpatage et compo superbe iamge, l’artiste au travail et quel dessin coloré sueprbe.
beautiful capture, it has so much of life in it, loved it :)
Lovely artwork nice captured by your camera!!
Wow! What a beautiful arrangement of colours. Good shot.
Colors are wonderful, I like the composition ! Have a lovely day :)
Wonderful capture and great colors!
Superbe street art work , and the framing really pleasant , well done , Phil
Very nice! :)
Oh we have this in Malaysia too.
I think we call this “kolam”.
It’s very popular during the festive Deepavali period.
that’s freaking cool.
Un artiste de rue avec beaucoup de talent …Belle photo
Nice picture of this street artist.
love the colors and off center subject :)
this looks much more difficult.. nice capture!
I just love the juxtaposition of the artist and the figure he is drawing. This is a really nice documentary photo. It certainly makes me appreciate the patience and precision this particular artist is demonstrating. Nice work, Joshi!
Capitivating photo … I have seen this done. It requires great patience.
Very nice ….
They make plainly using hands?! Amazing art! And you’ve framed and captured it so well..
i saw something like this in the contemporary art museum in chicago…it was made from spices….very interesting and mesmerizing
beautifully captured photo
As usual amazing frames, waiting for more :)
Just went through your posts. Brilliant stuff.
Fantastic! Great shot!
Good to see the artist, and what he is working on.
Now! this is amazing, What a shot. Where at Shankumugam did you shoot this. 16 years in Trivandrum and I know nothing of this.. Well….
pas facile à l’envers !! beaucoup de brio pour ces artistes de rue !!
Excellent composition and colors.
absolutely love the vivid colors here and seeing the man at work
The angle is pretty brilliant….. Love it. Something I like better than your usual work (which is also good but this just catches the eye)
Great photo ! ‘Kalamezhuthu’ is also amazing !
Beautiful use of the lines.
Very creative !
WOW! Very colorful and creative.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Love the colors, good one.
Amazingly skilled and such a colorful and beautiful piece of art! Great diagonal framing Joshi!
Nice, Would love to see one not hidden by the artist.
Excellent perspective and colors!
I love the colours!
Great composition, excellent moment and scene!
Brilliant, I love the composition
Fantastic color and how interesting to see how this art is done.
Really like this one. The angle is superb.
Beautiful artwork…gorgeous colors and design. Nice photo of yours too!
It is not easy to capture a ‘Kalam’ on Camera…… You’ve done a wonderful job!
I also tried to capture it on my camera, though it is not as magnificent as yours, here is the link (in case you missed it) http://lensandaperture.blogspot.in/2012/01/kalamezhuthu.html
Lovely Perspective Joshi!
I always love seeing photos of artists at work. This – is exceptional!!!
Just like Mandala making with coloured sands, this looks to require lots of talent, the ability to take the pain of bending over continuously for a long time, on the floor, and just sheer determination. What I can see tells me it is worth the effort! Good pic joshi.