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Mayilattam Dance

Mayilattam is an artistic and religious form of dance performed in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu in reverence to Lord Subrahmanya.

Performance—Mayilattam 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 practice. Due to this, the number of Mayilattam performers is decreasing.

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