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Parichakali is a popular folk art form performed in the islands of Lakshadweep, except in the Minicoy Island. It is performed in almost all occasions. The dozen performers dressed in a lungi round the waist, tightened by special twisting, hold replicas of a wooden sword and a wooden shield. They play it in circles or by facing each other in two lines. The leader sings a song accompanied with a cymbal locally called as 'kinnaram'.

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Updated on 7th June, 2005

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