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Help Nepathya recover from the Kerala Floods

The Nepathya Centre for Excellence in Kutiyattam was hit hard by the Kerala floods of August 2018, causing major damage to the primary theatre space (koothambalam), residences, and storehouses. They now need our help as they face a massive challenge of rebuilding and restoring this unique intangible cultural heritage of India!




Almost all the costumes and decorations, especially wooden ones, are wet and ruined, and will have to be remade. Their large collections of books and rare Sanskrit manuscripts, some of them palm-leaf, are badly damaged. Six boundary-walls of the theater (Koothambalam) fell down and have to be reconstructed. Other walls have to be repaired and wood paneling will have to be restored.



Nepathya is an internationally-recognized academy based in Moozhikkulam village. Led by Margi Madhu Chakyar, Nepathya have carefully preserved and promoted the tradition of Kutiyattam, an ancient and mesmerizing form of Sanskrit dance theatre for more than 1000 years. It has been deemed an "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by  UNESCO.


Please take a moment to help Nepathya in their recovery efforts, with whatever means you can, to help ensure that this iconic theatre company can continue to safeguard and cultivate one of the truly magnificent cultural treasures of India.

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24th September 2019
Thanks to your kind and generous donations we have been able to help the Nepathya Centre restore their performance space, which was severely damaged due to last year's flooding. They have repaired the green room, which was severely damaged and modly, and build new frames for the mizhavu drums, as well as been able to purchase new mizhavu drums, which were all destroyed by the flooding.

Through your help, Nepathya was able to produce a successful international Kutiyattam festival at Moozhikkulam in August 2019.
Thanks to your kind and generous donations we have been able to help the Nepathya Centre restore their performance space, which was severely damaged due to last year's flooding. They have repaired the green room, which was severely damaged and modly, and build new frames for the mizhavu drums, as well as been able to purchase new mizhavu drums, which were all destroyed by the flooding.

Through your help, Nepathya was able to produce a successful international Kutiyattam festival at Moozhikkulam in August 2019.
19th September 2018
We are beginning to send money to Nepathya so that they can rebuild their theatre/studio space (koothambalam) and replace costumes, books, furnishings, instruments. There is a lot of work to be done, but this initial money will get the ball rolling for replacing the more essential costumes that were destroyed by the flood waters. 

Please be sure to spread the word so that we can help them raise the funds needed to get this academy back on its feet after the floods. 
We are beginning to send money to Nepathya so that they can rebuild their theatre/studio space (koothambalam) and replace costumes, books, furnishings, instruments. There is a lot of work to be done, but this initial money will get the ball rolling for replacing the more essential costumes that were destroyed by the flood waters. 

Please be sure to spread the word so that we can help them raise the funds needed to get this academy back on its feet after the floods. 
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Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: Nepathya Centre info_outline