September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019


Usman V K

Ph.D. Research scholar, School of S.N Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.


KuthuRatheeb is a ritual performance which is stems from Sufi culture and it is the huge and blend of Shiite Muslim and Sufi culture. Basically, Kerala’s KuthuRatheeb and its origin came from Kondotty, Malapuram district, Kerala, India. KuthuRatheeb is practicing by Shiite people in Kerala. Though, there are some section of people in Kerala located in Ponani, they are also practicing KuthuRatheeb but they are the followers of Sunni religious section. KuthuRatheeb is performed at ritual festivals, mosques and homes. At homes they are done to escape from incurable diseases and to fulfill the aspirations of the people. This ritual performance is taking place in Iraq by maintaining commemoration of Husain’s death in Karbala war, In Kerala this ritual performance is used to propagate religious ideologies.


performance theory,  kuthuratheeb, muslim, kerala


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Usman, V. K. (2019). Performance theory in KuthuRatheeb. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 2(3), 23-29.

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