Sarpa Pattu is a ritual art performed in the Nagaraja
temples and shrines. ‘Sarpa’ meaning snake and ‘Pattu’ meaning song literally forms the Sarpa Pattu. It is performed in front of a ‘Sarpakalam’ (snake designs on the floor) in a decorated ‘pandal’ (canopy), by a woman of the Pulluvas
caste. She dances in a frenzy to the rhythm of the Sarpa Pattu and fall down exhausted. Veena, Kudam
and Kaimani are the instruments accompanied.