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Irula Dance



Irula Dance is performed by Irulas, a tribal community in Attappadi of Palakkad District. It is generally played during the harvest season. Irula Dance is related to Malleeswara, a local deity.

This dance is performed around the camp fire. It is played by both men and women, and the group generally consists of 10-12 dancers. When the dance reaches the climax, all the members including children participate in it.

Para, Thakilu and Kuzhal are the musical instruments used in accompaniment of the dance.



Updated on 2nd September, 2015

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