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Kuruvar Kali

Kuruvar Kali is a folk dance prevailed among the Kuruvar tribes of Kerala. This dance form is performed outside the temple walls and is related with temple festivals. The performers usually wear conical caps called ‘Pala Thopi’. White dhoti and red sash are the traditional costumes used in Kuruvar Kali. The dancers smeared the sandal paste all over the body before the performance. They tied anklets to their legs and circle round a traditional lamp and dance to the rhythm of the percussion instrument. Veekkan Chenda is one of the main percussion instrument used in Kuruvar Kali.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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