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• It is the most theatrical of shadow puppetry and is a popular form of entertainment in the Odisha region. The puppets are made of deerskin and depict bold dramatic postures. They do not have any joints attached to them, making it a more complex art. There is the use of nonhuman puppets, such as trees and animals as well. The Ravanchhaya artists are thus extremely trained in their art – creating a lyrical and sensitive theatrical narration.
• It is the shadow theatre of Andhra Pradesh. The show is accompanied by a classical background in the music and themed around mythological and devotional tales of the epics and Puranas. The puppets are larger in size and colored on both sides.