Bangalore International Centre had arranged an illustrated talk on “Myth, Spirit, Ritual: Bhuta P3rformance Rituals of Tulunadu” by eminent Artist Mr. Balan Nambiar on Saturday, the 2nd August, 2008 at 6.30 p.m. The event was presided over by Mrs. Geetha Rao, President, Arts Umbrella.
In a well-researched presentation, illustrated with more than 80 slides, Balan Nambiar outlined the salient features of the Bhuta rituals which are usually performed in Bhutasthanas or village shrines. People performing the Bhuta rituals wear elaborate colourful costumes with intricately carved masks. The packed hall heard him with rapt attention and sought more detailed information during the interactive session. This talk was a part of the Airtel-BIC Manthan Art and Culture Series and was widely appreciated by the audience which included a wide cross-section of the society.