Gurukripa Nadankalakendram now performing at several stages in Kerala and outside also. We are trying to enrich our traditional arts and providing great opportunity to the people for watch, enjoy and understanding about it. Trough this we have the intention to satisfy the viewers and give chances to the artists for their public performance. Our programmes are
The original art form of Kerala. It is a purely temple art, which contains different Rhytms (Thalam) and Styles (Melam). Chempada, Thipuda, Champa, Adantha, etc. are the different Rhythms. Paandi, Panchari, Keli, etc. are the different Styles.
Local difereces are also find in this art form. Ilanjitthara melam in trichur pooram and World classic art Kthakali's background music are arising from Chenda. Thayapaka is prominent style in Chedamelam, which found in Middle Kerala.
It is a art folk form having scientific background and many differentialities. Among this, our institution practice and perform the southern style Rhythms.
It is popularly known as Modern Chendamelam. It performs in special way as a difference in the tradition of the Chendamelam. The players move forward, backward, and side to side according to the rhythm.
By performing different steps trough the rhythm of Chenda, Thalam and Ilathalam, it gives us good visual and audio effects. Everyone can well enjoy the Sinkarimelam so it became more famous. At the beginning, this art form was practiced only by men, but now a days, ladies are also performing this art form.
Charadupinni Kali
It is a folk art based SREEKRISHNA LEELA. Light steps mingled with songs prised on Krishna are feature of this art form. 12 ropes hanging toward from a wooden plank, and 12 girls moving rhythmically their ropes in a circle manner. These girls frame different forms out of these ropes. Uri, Oonjal, Alvarichil, are the different items of this art form.
Child Sreekrishna's act of stealing butter, paying with the girls and kaliya mardhanam, etc. are the ideas in the Charadupinnikkali.
Thiruvathira Kali
It is the original art form of ladies in Kerala. The Goddess Parvathy practiced fasting for the long life of God Siva. Thiruvathira in Malaylam month Dhanu is the birth day of God Siva. The customs started 28 days before. This days ladies play Thiruvathirakkali in the afternoon of first 14 days and after the twilight of second 14 days. Dhasapushpam choodal, Pathirappoo choodal, etc. are the different customs related with Thiruvathira.
Ladies formed as a circle, in the middle of them, there are a lighted Ceremonial lamp (Nilavilakku) and Nirapara. This dance form starts with a slowly mood and movements with the song, but towards the end, it become very fast, this fast movement is known as Kummi. Monthyum thalavum kali, Kolattakkali, etc. are the different forms of Thiruvathirakkali practices in southern Kerala.
Kakarisi Nadakam
The Art form prevalent in lonely village of Trivandrum district. It has the nature of the combination of Porattu nadakam and sangeetha nadakam. The myth behind this is the Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathy disguised themselves as Kakkan and Kakkathy, and traveled in the Earth. Dance, music, acting, comedy, etc. are the ingredients of this art form. Musical instruments like, mridangam, ganjira, harmonium, etc. are used for the background music. The exact story is the conversation between Kakkan with an invisible character Thampuran. The reply given by the Kakkan for the questions of Thampuran goes throgh the play. Other important charectors are Sundharan Kakkan, Kakkaathies, their brother Azhakesan, etc.
It ridicules the corruption and evil practices of prevailing in society and sufferings of women, are frankly show throughout the play, is the main objective of this art form. People belonging all cast perform this art form.
  • Shinkarimelam
  • Charadupinni Kali
  • Chendamelam
  • Kakkarissi Natakam
  • Theyyam
  • Kathakali
  • Thiruvathirakali
  • Ottan Thullal
  • Kalarippayattu