“Bhootha Kola” is one of the oldest rituals of western coastal regions of south India. “Bhootha” meaning past symbolizes things from the past or a holy spirit. Basically the spirit is believed to be entered in to the body of a performer.
The main characteristic of a Bhootha Kola is the recital of Pardanas (Story of the origination of the corresponding spirit being enacted upon) with the dance, types of band, colorful clothes and the exciting breathtaking performance.
Bhootha can try to solve the disputes among the villagers. He might act as a justice to a quarrel. He will track the progress done by the villagers based on the last years promise. He can take a offering of a blood of a chicken or other animal. He will bless and make sure people lived happily under his control.
Bhootha Kola is a night event and might last couple of days too.
Now some pictures from the “Bhootha Kola”
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