Thira


Thira is a ritualistic art form found in South Malabar region of Kerala. This art form is performed in the temples during festival seasons of the places situated in both sides of Bharathapuzha. Thira is performed in temples of the old ‘Walluvanadan places, and the Northern parts of Thrissur. The performers are traditionally from caste of Mannan and the performer would always be male. Poothan and Thira together visits the houses of the village which is called thatakkam, during the festival seasons and bless the people of the Thattakam. It is followed as a ritual in these places. The poet Edassery has written one poem based on these rituals in his poem “Puthapattu”