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Theyyannam, a ritualistic art, is mainly performed by the Pulaya and Kurava communities. It is popular in Mavelikara, Pandalam and some other places in Alappuzha District. When man turned to cultivation, his liking and respect for this began to increase. Though he cultivates different crops, he has a partiality for paddy cultivation. This is the theme of Theyyannam. All stages of paddy cultivation are represented in Theyyannam. The dance is performed to the accompaniment of harmonium, daka and tabla.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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