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Mayilattam Dance

Mayilattam also known as mayilnrittam is a ritual art performed by the artists in peacock costumes. It is performed in Subramanya temples in South Kerala in reverence to Lord Subhramanya. The performers wears decorated costumes all over the body like a peacock with a beak that can be moved using threads.

The dancer performs bare foot and also on the stick that are attached to at the end of his feet. This art requires extensive training and practice. It is performed during Arattu festival in Thiruvambadi Sree Krishna Temple, Varkala , Kerala.

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