Welcome to Karakattam

Tamil folk dance involving the balancing of clay or metal pots or other objects on the dancers head

Karakattam is a dance form of Tamil Nadu. . The main attraction is that performers balance the water pot on their head very beautifully. this dance is a traditional dance and is performed in two types - Aatta Karakam is danced with decorated pots on the head and shows joy and happiness and is mainly danced for entertainment, and the second form is the Sakthi Karakam is performed only in temples as a spiritual offering.the dance is performed in praise of the rain goddess Mariamman pots are used in karakatam for dancing.The pots are decorated in many ways with the help of attractive flower arrangements, topped by a moving paper parrot. The parrot rotates as the dancer takes swings .



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