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Theru Koothu Dance

Theru Koothu is a widely popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu, being more common in the northern part of the state. It is usually conducted during the Tamil months of Panguni, i.e. mid-March to mid-April, and Aadi, i.e. mid-July to mid-August. Theru Koothu commonly occurs during the village festivities and become the centre of all fun, frolic and attention of the folk people.

Performance— the performance is done in the important junctions of the villages, where three or four streets meet, Theru Koothu takes place in open air, under the gas lights. A wooden bench is mounted up to seat the singers and the musical troupe. In Theru Koothu make-up and costumes are considered to be of prime importance.

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