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Urumi Attam : It is a form of folk dance mostly performed in the temples especially in Amman temples during puja hours or on different festival occasions of the temple . The whirrrring of ‘URUMI’ melam sound that provides a lively melody and the beat is similar to that of Thappu Melam. It is mostly performed by men either single or in group of few performers.

Ottan Koothu : It is a folk art practiced by a small group of tribals, performed by both Men and Women. Sequences from ancient stories and other epics are taken as subject to educate the people.

Kamandi or Kaman Pandigai : This is celebrated to commemorate the puranic event when Manmada [God of Love] was burnt to ashes by Lord Siva in anger. The Villagers form themselves as two groups called Erintha Katchi and Eriyatha Katchi ( burnt / unburnt ). A debate ensues and reaches the culminating point. Kaaman/Manmadan and Rathi are the main charecters of this art.

Puli  AttamPuli Attam : Young Men folk and Boys play this dance to thrill the audience in different parts of Tamil Nadu. In kerala this dance is performed as Puli Kali during onam celebrations. Their body is coloured with vibrant Black and Yellow strips resembling a Tiger Skin, with Fangs, head mask, paws and claws in place. The performers display the gracious walk and ferocious movements known to the wild, matching the frenzy beat of the drums. Modern day performers wear Skin tight Tiger Stripe dress for their convenience. This dance attracts large crowd during the temple festivals.


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