Onam Celebrations Photos

Thiruvathirakali is a popular group dance in Kerala which is performed by the women. It is performed on the Thiruvathira day of the month Dhanu. The performers circle around a Vilakku and follow a circular movement while dancing. They clap their hands and sing the Thiruvathira pattu while dancing. The leader in the group sing the first line of the song and the rest of the members repeat it as a chorus. Thiruvathirakali is also called as Kaikottikali. The dance has become popular for all seasons especially during the festival Onam. For Onam the dancers circle around the floral carpet. This dance is also performed in stage as well as in competitions.

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