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Kanniyarkali Dance

Kanniyarkali, also known as Deshathukali, is a popular folk dance of kerala. It consists of 6-20 performers, and is usually played during March-April in Bhagavathy temples of Palakkad region.

The performance lasts for four days, and each day’s performance is known by different names: Iravakali, Anadikoothu, Vallon and Malama

This dance is played to the fast beats of Edakka, Cymbal and Chenda, and is accompanied by devotional folk songs.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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