Parai Attam

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A traditional parai atttam performer

Parai Attam is a special type of dance in Tamil culture in which folks beat Parai and dance to its rhythm. This is one of the oldest traditional dance. In olden days, parai was used for multiple reasons, ranging from warning people about the upcoming war, requesting the civilians to leave the battlefield, announcing victory or defeat, stopping a breach of water body, gathering farmers for farming activities, warning the wild animals about people's presence, during festivals, wedding, celebrations, worship of nature and so on. Parai Attam has been an instrumental part of all the celebrations in Tamil culture[1].


  1. ^ "Tamil culture". Wikipedia. 2017-07-05.