S Manikandan

 

Studies :
Has learnt Kalamezhuthupattu from Kshetra Kala Nilayam under Guruvayoor Dewaswam, for six years (1986-1992). Has learned Kalamezhuthupattu from "Nelluvay Ravunni Kurupp" and "Njagattiri Parameswara Kurupp". Got scholarship from central government in the year 1997-1998.

Experiences:
Has performed Kalamezhuthupattu in many states like Kerala, Tamilnadu, Mumbai, Delhi, Hariyana etc. Has performed Kalamezhuthupattu at Calicut University Bharath Utsav, Tourism Onam Celebration and World Exhibition Show of France. Has done patherayiram vettakkorumakan pattu (breaking 12008 cocounts) on 2010 may 14 at Thottathil mana.
Also participated in "Kalamezhuthu Ultsavam" conducted by Kerala Lalithakala Academy Thrissur on November 2010. From this year onwards has performed Kalampattu in Kerala Tourism Ultsavam, which is conducted during dec.-jan every year. Now a days is doing Kalamezhuthupattu yearly in many temples in Kerala like Kattakampal temple, Kottakkal Arya Vydyashaala Viswambara temple, Kottakkal Vettekkorumakan temple, Valancherry Parambath Kavu temple etc. He always performs the act of Kali in Kalidarikayudham as a part of Kattakampal Ulzavam, which is the only place this function occurs.

 

Harikrishnan K

 
Kallatt Hari learned kalamezhuthum pattu from his father "Unnikrishnan Kurupp" and is a beginner in this field, but has managed to do kalam pattu in a good manner. He learnt the Kallam pattu of Bhagavathy, Vettekaran, Ayyappan, Brahmarakshsan Kalam etc. He participated in "Kalamezhuthu Ultsavam" conducted by Kerala Lalithakala Academy Thrissur on November 2010. He was elected for Young Artist Scholarship by Ministry of Culture for the higher studies of Kalamezhuthu.
Now he is performing Kalam pattu with his father and also alone. He used to perform Kalampattu in Payyoorkav Durgabhagavathy temple (Koonammoochy), Thayankav Ayyappan temple (Choondal), Alkal Brahmarakshsan temple (Punnathur kotta - Guruvayoor), Harikanyaka temple (Ariyannuur), Njamanengadu Bhagavathy temple (Anjoor) etc. Now he is trying to carry on in this field along with his teaching profession.