The kerala in sw india worship shiva and other hindu

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The Kerala in SW India: worship Shiva and other Hindu gods but also older serpent gods and goddesses who live in the groves behind certain higher caste houses. The outcaste group- Pullavas- hired to rid the higher-caste people of bad fortune. Ritual could last as long as 12 days. A mandala is created, the space is blessed, music played, “fire massage” of the outer edges, man performs with flips and etc. and fire dances. The climax is when women who are possessed by serpent spirits dance. Their movement: swinging of hair, scooting on their bottoms. Pg. 35, Kealinohomulu’s definition dealing with dance’s adaptability: society’s needs change, thus dances change Proper public behavior for one culture is not proper for another The Zezura of Africa (first, mbende—distract during fighting, then became Jerusarema—because was banned by Europeans, too sexy not godly—was brought back because was said to praise Jesus- becamse a social/club dance (sexy) – then/now theatrical dance, and performed at funerals.
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Pg. 35, Our check to check vs. other culture’s rules to never touch At Jerusarema clubs, they dance close but never touch because of their idea of proper public behavior. When cultures combine new dances develop.
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