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Also known as kalamezhuthu Pattu, Kalampattu is a folk art form of northern Kerala. The words 'Kalam' in Malayalam stands for drawing and 'Pattu' means song. This 600-year-old ritual is performed by a group of five to fifteen people in Bhadrakali and Ayyappa temples of Kerala. The ritual is performed around the kolam drawn on the floor, using five colors. The performance lasts through the night. A series of special songs, kalampattu, are sung to the accompaniment of nanthuni and Ilathalam.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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