Thrissur: "I could not go to temple festivals in my childhood. For me, the festival was the pictures and news published in 'Mathrubhumi' daily in those days. This year, there is no Thrissur Pooram. Instead, I arranged a Chembada Melam at home for Mathrubhumi readers. I dedicate this video for the readers..." Melam maestro Peruvanam Kuttan Marar said.
On Thursday afternoon, Peruvanam Kuttan Marar and his son Karthik P Marar took part in the Melam. Peruvanam Prashanth Pisharody (Valanthala) and Peruvanam Murali Pisharody (Ilathalam) accompanied them. The entire Melam was arranged as per tradition, but the duration was shortened.
Kuttan Marar did not forget to bow respectfully before starting the Melam. Normally, Chembada Melam takes place when Paramekkavu Bhagavathi comes out of the temple. Kuttan Marar's disciple Yadhu Krishnan captured the Melam in video. The thrill of the Melam can be enjoyed in the video.
Peruvanam Kuttan Marar had reached Thekkinkadu Maidan as invited by Mathrubhumi and shared his experience of the festival on Thursday morning. He also recalled how he could lead the Ilanjithara Melam last year and take the spectators to the peaks of enjoyment.