This paper forms a part of the theses entitled “Influence of farming culture on the folk arts and rituals of North Malabar region of Kerala state”. The objective of the study was to identify specific elements as influenced by farming culture and to assess their scientific rationale, if any. The research design followed was exploratory and ex post facto in nature. The study revealed that most of the rituals have been originated from an ancient agrarian society which had a deep-rooted stand in farming culture. It was also seen that these rituals, through superstitions, taboos, etc., prompted the public to conserve the ecosystem. They promoted eco-friendly sustainable farming supplementing the endeavor towards a greener Kerala.
Jayashree, M. P.; Khaleel, F. M. H.; and Karippai, Ranjan S.
"Influence of Farming Culture on Rituals of North Malabar Region of Kerala State,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2005
, Article 2.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2005/iss1/2