Kerala Dances

A pleasant morning to begin with and the sunrays have just reached your doorsteps. Wake up on a mist-softened morning in Kerala. The sun has just come over the palm trees and given the color of gold to the entire universe.

That’s Kerala for you the ultimate place to be in. the obsession of the Kerala administration to make the state one of the most civilized and educated one has led to the highest literacy rate that enables all people to earn a good livelihood through their good education. This state inspires all the others in the country and no doubt is an idol for many.

If you are visiting this state for the first time then you will have a lot to see and time will seem to run out as there are umpteen number of places worth seeing and visiting. These are memories that one can cherish and take back home. It gives you a scintillating feeling that satisfies you and rejuvenates your senses.

Kerala has a fascinating mix of festivals, food, handicrafts, dance forms and music seems to be tailor-made for the tourists of the world. It feels as a reality show as if the gods and goddesses, sages, demons and fabulous creatures live again in those performances. In the darkness of the night under the roof of the stars the audience sit captured in these performances that just enthrall one’s senses.

Isa mixed dance in which both men and women participate. The performers move in a circle, stricking small sticks and keeping rhythm with special steps.

This huge and wonderful festival is a replication of the cultural extravaganza that used to be held every 12 years by the Zamorins (ancient rulers of Kozhikode) in the middle ages

This is martial folk dance, which had its origin during the days when Kalaripayattu, the famous physical exercise of swordplay and defence was in vogue in Kerala.

This art form is very similar to Koothu on gestures and movements, but the narration is through prose and song sequences.

Kolam Thullal
This is a ritual offering usually performed to get rid pf the troubles caused by evil-sprits.

This is a folk art, noted for the procession of huge, colorfully decorated images of bulls.

A Muslim bridal group dance performed the day before the wedding day of the person.

This colorful ritual art is symbolic of the victory and therefore there is a march of goddess Kali after she defeated the demon Darika.