Thullal literally means jumping or dancing / prance around in Malayalam. Though the term is used with many dance forms of Kerala, some such forms are be classified as Thullal…

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Kaikotti Kali

Kaikotti Kali which literally means play / dance by clapping hands is also called ‘Thiruvathira Kali’ which means the dance of Thiruvathira. In this dance women of Kerala perform an…

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Margam Kali

One of the folk art practiced by the Syrian Christians, Margam Kali means literally song of the path or solution. In a religious context it can be interpreted as the…

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One of the colourful and enchanting art forms of Kerala Theyyam is derived from the Malayalam ‘Daivam’ meaning God. It is also known as Kalliyattam (dance for / of Kaali…

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Mudiyettu as a ritual is traditionally performed in Bhagavathi temples of central Kerala by few families. Male members of the Marar or Kuruppu family of central Kerala only perform Mudiyettu.It…

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