Mayilattam

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For the 2004 Malayalam film, see Mayilattam (film).
Mayilattam

Mayilattam (Tamil:மயிலாட்டம்) is an artistic and religious form of dance performed in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and Kerala [1] in reverence to Lord Subrahmanya.

Mayilattam[2][3] performer wears costumes from head to toe like peacock with beak, that can be opened and closed using a thread and performs specific dances. The performer dances not on his bare foot but on a tall piece of wood attached at the end of his feet. This art requires extensive training and practise. Due to this, the number of Mayilattam performers is decreasing.

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