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Vela of Nenmara and Vallenghi (The)

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After a festival lasting ten days, the "Vela," meaning procession, marks the festive rivalry between two villages, Nenmara and Vallenghi (in Kerala in southern India), to pay homage to the goddess Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavati, who freed them from the demon king Dharika.
The climax and close of the festival, a procession, preceded by an oracle and consisting of ten splendidly caparisoned elephants, leads the divinity of each village toward the temple of the goddess shared by both places, to the rhythm of a village orchestra (nagarvadyam) and a "classical" orchestra (panchavadyam).

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Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'une carte géographique, d'infographie et de textes.
Interviews en son direct (anglo-indien sous-titré en français). Musique (Panchavadyam et nagarvadyam).
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Keywords  

Procession ; Feast ; Orchestra ; Ritual ; Temple ; Nayar ; Elephant

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India

Technical Sheet
Number1082
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original SupportHi8
VersionFrench
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP ; DV Cam
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