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This Kathakali troupe in Kochi performed a nice story from the Mahabharata named 'Kiratham' or so I was told. It went along the lines of "Conceited prince Arjuna (?)is out hunting-Lord Shiva, disguised as the hunter Kiratha, decides to cleanse Arjuna of his pride-Arjuna resists, until he realizes he's really dealing with Lord Shiva-Arjuna repents and becomes good-The End". The photos unfortunately don't convey much of the story...
t1%2f93%2f586793%2f4%2f60229069.KathakaliKochi022.jpg Arjuna
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Lord Shiva disguised as Kiratha
Lord Shiva disguised as Kiratha
t1%2f93%2f586793%2f4%2f60229074.KathakaliKochi040.jpg Parvati and Krishna disguised with Arjuna
Parvati and Krishna disguised with Arjuna
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