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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Man to Tiger - Get ready for Tiger Dance

Published on Sep 17, 2016
Dance " Puli Kali " is a colorful recreational folk art from the state
of Kerala.[1] It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on
the occasion of Onam, an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in
the Indian state of Kerala. On the fourth day of Onam celebrations
(Nalaam Onam), performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright
yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and
Thakil. Literal meaning of Pulikali is the 'play of the tigers' hence
the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting. The folk art
is mainly practiced in Thrissur district of Kerala. Best place to watch
the show is at Thrissur on the fourth day of Onam, where Pulikali
troupes from all over the district assemble to display their skills. The
festival attracts thousands of people to the Thrissur city. Pulikali is
also performed during various other festive seasons.

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