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Amazing Panchari Melam 5am Kaalam Kalaasham - 7 mins - Kuttan Marar
Amazing Panchari Melam 5am Kaalam Kalaasham - 7 mins - Kuttan Marar
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Panchari Melam Tripunithura Vrischikolsavam
Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Panchari Melam Tripunithura Vrischikolsavam
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: ARN Media
Panchari Melam | 5am Kaalam | Thrikketta 2015 | Full HD
Panchari Melam | 5am Kaalam | Thrikketta 2015 | Full HD
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Panchari Melam | 3am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Panchari Melam | 3am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Panchari Melam | Superb 5am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Panchari Melam | Superb 5am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
A Rapid Fire 1am Kaalam | Panchari Melam | Thrippunithura 2015
A Rapid Fire 1am Kaalam | Panchari Melam | Thrippunithura 2015
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Panchari Melam - Tripunithura Vrischikolsavam
Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Panchari Melam - Tripunithura Vrischikolsavam
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: ARN Media
Power of Panjari Melam-Kodunthirapully Village
Power of Panjari Melam-Kodunthirapully Village
Published: 2014/11/24
Channel: Iyer Paluj
Panchari Melam 4&5 Kalam
Panchari Melam 4&5 Kalam
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: Dinup Devassy
Panchari Melam by Peruvanam Kuttanmarar -HD
Panchari Melam by Peruvanam Kuttanmarar -HD
Published: 2012/02/24
Channel: Jean Sudhakrishnan
Amazing Panchari Melam (Singarimelam)
Amazing Panchari Melam (Singarimelam)
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: 7 Star
Panchari melam anchamkalam kalasham
Panchari melam anchamkalam kalasham
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Akshay Shenoy
Panchari Melam by Padmasree Mattannur Sankarankutty Aasaan
Panchari Melam by Padmasree Mattannur Sankarankutty Aasaan
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: Kezhakedath Thilakan
Panchari Melam | Very Detailed 1am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Panchari Melam | Very Detailed 1am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Actor Jayaram performing "Panchari Melam" in Chottanikkara Temple
Actor Jayaram performing "Panchari Melam" in Chottanikkara Temple
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: asianetnews
Panchari Melam Full HD | Arattupuzha Pooram | 2.28 Hours Video
Panchari Melam Full HD | Arattupuzha Pooram | 2.28 Hours Video
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: ARN Media
Panchari Melam Chenda Melam
Panchari Melam Chenda Melam
Published: 2012/06/20
Channel: Kerala Tourism
Panchari Melam Arangettam (3, 4, 5 Kaalangl) - Vamanamoorthy Vadyakalaapeedam Thrikkakara 2017 Batch
Panchari Melam Arangettam (3, 4, 5 Kaalangl) - Vamanamoorthy Vadyakalaapeedam Thrikkakara 2017 Batch
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Vamanamoorthy Vadyakalaapeedam Thrikkakara
Rhythms of Kerala: Pancharimelam
Rhythms of Kerala: Pancharimelam
Published: 2010/06/09
Channel: Kerala Tourism
Panchari Melam : Crowd Frenzy @ Peruvanam Nadavazhi
Panchari Melam : Crowd Frenzy @ Peruvanam Nadavazhi
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Panchari Melam - Peruvanam Kuttan Marar at Peruvanam Pooram 2017
Panchari Melam - Peruvanam Kuttan Marar at Peruvanam Pooram 2017
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: ARN Media
Mattannoor Sankarankutty & team Parctecing Panchari melam for National Games 2015 Opening ceremony.
Mattannoor Sankarankutty & team Parctecing Panchari melam for National Games 2015 Opening ceremony.
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: Viral Strawberry
Ettumanoor ulsavam 2017 panchari melam by matanoor
Ettumanoor ulsavam 2017 panchari melam by matanoor
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: shyam ks
Actor Jayaram
Actor Jayaram's enthralling 'Panchari Melam' at Kottarakara Sree Maha Ganapathi Temple
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: asianetnews
Thrikketta Purappadu 2015 | Panchari Melam Full | Peruvanam Kuttan Marar & Team
Thrikketta Purappadu 2015 | Panchari Melam Full | Peruvanam Kuttan Marar & Team
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Panchari melam at Sabarimala | Sabarimala 2016
Panchari melam at Sabarimala | Sabarimala 2016
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: asianetnews
Panchari Melam in Abu Dhabi
Panchari Melam in Abu Dhabi
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Satheesh Chathanath
Pancharimelam by Jayaram Mattanoor and Peruvanam kuttan marar x264
Pancharimelam by Jayaram Mattanoor and Peruvanam kuttan marar x264
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: Hari Prasad Menon
Panchari Melam by Thrikkakara Vadyakalaapeedam Students during Onam Utsavam
Panchari Melam by Thrikkakara Vadyakalaapeedam Students during Onam Utsavam
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Vamanamoorthy Vadyakalaapeedam Thrikkakara
panchari melam - ancham kalam nadapura melam
panchari melam - ancham kalam nadapura melam
Published: 2012/12/20
Channel: A.Mahadevan mahesh
Mahalingapuram Vadhya Vidhyalayam 1st Batch Panchari Melam
Mahalingapuram Vadhya Vidhyalayam 1st Batch Panchari Melam
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Gopuram Tv
Panchari Melam - Anjaam Kalam - By Sooraj Olarikkara
Panchari Melam - Anjaam Kalam - By Sooraj Olarikkara
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Sooraj Nair
Chenda- Panchari Melam Practice for arangettam
Chenda- Panchari Melam Practice for arangettam
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: prasanth mohanan
Panchari Melam | 2am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Panchari Melam | 2am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Panchari Melam Arangettam of  Rajeev & Pradeep  ON 06.06.2016
Panchari Melam Arangettam of Rajeev & Pradeep ON 06.06.2016
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: STAR PIPES CHOOLISSERY
"MELAM MUSCAT" PANCHARI MELAM ARANGETTAM
"MELAM MUSCAT" PANCHARI MELAM ARANGETTAM
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: Prasad Chembath
Panchari Melam chelakara  mob- 9946371097
Panchari Melam chelakara mob- 9946371097
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: Vivek Warrier
Koodalmanikyam Ulsavam Panchari Melam 2014 പഞ്ചാരി മേളം പൊരിച്ചു :)
Koodalmanikyam Ulsavam Panchari Melam 2014 പഞ്ചാരി മേളം പൊരിച്ചു :)
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: Vaisakh ML
Chenda Panchari Melam 5th Kalam by Kidangoor Rajesh and Party at Kidangoor Subrahmanya Temple
Chenda Panchari Melam 5th Kalam by Kidangoor Rajesh and Party at Kidangoor Subrahmanya Temple
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: prasanth mohanan
Panchari Melam by Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar & Team
Panchari Melam by Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar & Team
Published: 2013/02/21
Channel: Praveen K P
Panchari Melam | 4am Kaalam | Thrikketta 2015 | Full HD
Panchari Melam | 4am Kaalam | Thrikketta 2015 | Full HD
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Panchari Melam - Edakunni 2011 - Kizhakootu Aniyan Marar - 4 hours - Audio only
Panchari Melam - Edakunni 2011 - Kizhakootu Aniyan Marar - 4 hours - Audio only
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: jaypan
Melam - Panchari Melam 4
Melam - Panchari Melam 4
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Lakshminarayanan Nurani Chudamany
Panchari Melam | 4am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Panchari Melam | 4am Kaalam | Cheriya Vilakku 2015
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Ganesh Narayanan
Womens Panchari Melam
Womens Panchari Melam
Published: 2009/02/16
Channel: Jibin Paulose
Jayaram performs panchari melam
Jayaram performs panchari melam
Published: 2015/10/18
Channel: REPORTER LIVE
Mattanur Panchari Melam - Ettumanoor Aarattu 2008
Mattanur Panchari Melam - Ettumanoor Aarattu 2008
Published: 2008/03/18
Channel: asubmani
Panchari melam by Kuttan Marar
Panchari melam by Kuttan Marar
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Utsavam Live
kodunthirapully Navami !! Panchari melam
kodunthirapully Navami !! Panchari melam
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Akshay Shenoy
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A 6 year old boy's Panchari melam
Published: 2017/07/01
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Panchari Melam is a percussion ensemble, performed during temple festivals in Kerala, India. Panchari Melam (or, simply, panchari), is one of the major forms of chenda melam (ethnic drum ensemble), and is the best-known and most popular kshetram vadyam (temple percussion) genre. Panchari melam, comprising instruments like chenda, ilathalam, kombu and kuzhal, is performed during virtually every temple festival in central Kerala, where it is arguably presented in the most classical manner. Panchari, however, is also traditionally performed, with a touch of subtle regional difference, in north (Malabar) and south-central Kerala (Kochi). Of late, its charm has led to its performance even in deep-south Kerala temples.

Panchari is a six-beat thaalam (taal) with equivalents like Roopakam in south Indian Carnatic music and Daadra in the northern Hindustani classical.

Another chenda melam which comes close to panchari in prominence and grammatical soundness, is Pandi Melam, performed outside temple precincts in general. Other chenda melams, though less popular, are chempata, adanta, anchatanta, dhruvam, chempha, dhruvam, navam, kalpam and ekadasam. Though there are expressional differences between the panchari and the above-mentioned melams (other than pandi), the description of the former is proto-typical for the rest of them.

Panchari melam is performed either in its elaborate form (during annual temple festivals) or in its sketchy detail (to accompany the daily or weekly temple rituals). Either ways, they are performed only within the walls of the temple. The Panchari Melam represents "Satthva Guna", and elevates listeners to higher pedestals.

The ensemble starts at the main entrance to the inner part of the temple, slowly circling the shrine clockwise while playing. A panchari melam has five stages, each of them based on beats totalling 96, 48, 24, 12 and 6 respectively. The first phase of the Panchari Melam, also called the "Pathikaalam" stands out for its unique blend of percussion and noted from the Kuzhal. The crescendo rises higher with each phase, eventually culminating in the fifth phase with a 6-beat cycle. For the culmination of the fifth phase, a unique 3-beat cycle called "Muri-Panchari" is also employed to take the Melam to an apt conclusion. The Melam thus starts with a broad base, and progresses completing the pyramid structure, culminating at the apex.

The semi-circular procession, with caparisoned elephants totalling between three and fifteen generally), is led by the deity of the temple kept on tusker in the centre. (In a pure ritualistic case, the idol is carried by the Namboodiri priest himself). The deity faces the musical ensemble and devotees/melam buffs, the latter surrounding the musicians and following the progress of the melam.

Major Venues of Panchari Melam[edit]

Panchari melam, in its grand classical form, is staged during temple festivals in and around Thrissur district. The best Panchari Melam's are held at Peruvanam Pooram, Arattupuzha Pooram, Kuttanellur Pooram, Edakkunni Uthram Vilakku, Thripunithura Sree Poornathrayeesa temple, and at Koodalmanikyam temple. The longest and the most sublime Panchari Melam's are the ones held at Peruvanam Pooram, Edakkunni Uthram Vilakku & Kuttanellur Pooram, with the performance lasting for about four hours. The last one endures for a record duration of four hours. A list of Panchari in Thrissur, Palakkad Dist- in and around Cherpu. 1. Illanjhithara Mellam - Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple 2. Chendamangalam (Paliyam) temple 2. Thiruvambady Temple 2. Thaikkattussery 3. Chakkam kulangara 4. Cherpu Bhagavati 5. Chathakudam 6. Kadalassery 7. Araattupuzha 9. Thriprayar 10. Irinjalakkuda 11. Pothani 12. Chelurkavu 13. Avitathur 14. Ayankavu 15. Kodunthirapully Navarathri (Palakkad) 16. Manapully Kavu Vela (Palakkad)

Leading Masters of Panchari Melam[edit]

Shinkari Melam

Among the leading masters of Panchari melam today are Kizhakkoottu Aniyan Marar,vellithiruthy unni nair ,Madathil Narayanankutty Marar, Peruvanam Kuttan Marar, Cheranallore Shankarankutty Marar, Peruvanam Satheesan Marar, Karimpuzha Gopi Poduval, Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar, Kelath Aravindan, Cherussery Kuttan Marar, Pazhuvil Ragu Marar, Kelath Prabhakaran Marar, Thiruvalla Radhakrishnan, Kanhangad Muraleedhara Marar, Payyavoor Narayana Marar, Chowalloor Mohanan, Guruvayoor Haridas, RLV Mahesh, Chittannur Madhusoodhanan Marar, Peruvanam Prakashan Marar, peruvanam satheeshan marar Chendamangalam Unnikrishna Marar and Kalamandalam Sivadasan, Cherussery Sreekumar Marar.

Late panchari melam masters of the recent past include Late Shri Pandarathil Kuttappa Marar, Peruvanam Narayana Marar, Peruvanam Appu Marar, Kumarapurathu Appu Marar, Chakkamkulam Appu Marar, Thrippekulam Achutha Marar, Late Madathil GopalaMarar, Karimpuzha Rama Poduval, Mulangunnathukavu Appukutta Kurup, Pandarathil Murali, Kachamkurichi Kannan, Kuruppath Eachara Marar, Karekkattu Eachara Marar, Pattirathu Sankara Marar and Makkoth Nanu Marar[1] The Great Thrimoorthies In All Late :Shri Pandarathil Kuttappa Marar, Late:Makoth Sankaran kutty Marar, Anthikad Raman Kutty Marar. Three of them learned the Thayambaka from Late Shri Thiyadi Naimbair.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Killius, Late Kelath Rajan Marar Rolf. 2006 ’Ritual Music and Hindu Rituals of Kerala.’ New Delhi: BR Rhythms. ISBN 81-88827-07-X

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