Kolam Thullal

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Kolam Thullal is a ritual dance form prevalent in south Kerala, southern India. It is customary in houses and temples of Bhagavathy, a female deity. It is performed at temple festivals and to drive away evil spirits from the "possessed" bodies. Its origins lie with the Tinta group of the Kaniyar caste.[1]

A close-up of a Kolam procession - At Thazhoor Bhagavathy Temple, Vazhamuttom

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  1. ^ Thurston, Edgar; Rangachari, K. (1909). Castes and tribes of Southern India. 3. Madra: Government Press. p. 192.