Veeranatyam is the dance of Lord Shiva
. Lord Shiva was very much upset by the humiliation meted out
Devi and he picked a relic out of his ‘Jata’, which is the Sanskrit word for hair, and created Veerabhadra. The dance is performed by the Veeramusti community of Andhra Pradesh
, who are the followers of Veerabhadra. The devotees perform the dance by holding a sword and shield, accompanied by an instrument called Viranam, which is similar to sounds of war drums and trumpets.