Parallels–only 50 years apart

50 years apart–or thereabouts–Guy Welbon and I captured the exact same moment of the Kaisika Natakam at Tirukkurungudi. Here is Guy’s

This is the moment that the actor playing the Brahmaraksas is possessed as the mask (which has beenĀ covered and worshiped for 10 days) is lowered on to his face.

And here is mine:

Today, the role is played by the grandson of the person who played it in Guy’s time. No surprise that the person who plays it today is named Nambi. Everyone in Tirukkurungudi seems to be named Nambi.