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Chaudike pada-yara ballavare tayi

Chaudike pada-yara ballavare tayi

Chaudike Pada is a musical katha tradition which revolves around Ellamma, the personification of the goddess Mariyamma. She is the protector of the community and a healer, who when displeased brings smallpox and other infectious diseases. Chaudike pada performances are essential for the worship of Ellamma and the connected dieties. This is from the concluding part of the story, which ends with a description of the powers of Ellamma, reiterating the episodes that have been described.