The right to perform
Mudiyettu is hereditary and now in Kerala there are only three or four
Maarar families continuing the tradition of performing this ritual art.
Sankarankutty Maarar Smaaraka Mudiyettu Sangham, Keezhillam, is one among
them. Late Sankarankutty Maarar's elder son Keezhillam Gopalakrishna Maarar is the chief co-ordinator of the troupe and the younger son Keezhillam Unnikrishna
Maarar performs the main role of Kaali.
Unnikrishna Maarar (Photo:
The main performers
Bhadrakaali Daarikan Daanavendran Kooli Sivan Koyiamptar