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Pulluvanpattu is a form of devotional music sung during the ritual to worship serpent deities in central Kerala. The song is sung by the Pulluvar community. The ritual includes a ceremonial dance called Sarpam Thullal. The instrument used in accompaniment to the song is a fiddle-like instrument called Pulluvan Veena. This instrument is played by men belonging to the Pulluvar community. Women of the community play the percussion instrument called Pulluvan Kudam.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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