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Traditional Dance with a Dummy Horse Tied Around the Waist!

Traditional Dance with a Dummy Horse Tied Around the Waist!
Poikkal Kuthirai Aatam is performed bearing a lightweight dummy horse around the dancer’s waist.

Folk arts typically closely represent the culture and heritage of a region. In Tamil Nadu, the dance form of Poikkal Kuthirai Aatam is one such art. Also called Puravai Aatam,…

Kolam: A Tradition Combining Art and Geometry to Form Colorful Patterns

Kolam: A Tradition Combining Art and Geometry to Form Colorful Patterns

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Move through the streets of any village in Tamil Nadu, India, early in the morning, and try to find a home that does not have a beautiful pattern on the…

Story Telling with a Message Set to Music!

Story Telling with a Message Set to Music!

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Storytelling is an art form greatly revered by the Tamil people. The art of narrating tales has flourished in Tamil Nadu for many centuries in various forms such as Theru…

Tamil Nadu’s Multimedia Paintings from the 16th Century

Tamil Nadu’s Multimedia Paintings from the 16th Century By

Get ready to read about an amazing art form of Tamil Nadu. Experience a wonderful world of rich, colorful paintings, adorned with golden foil and precious stones.Thanjavur paintings – also…

Ancient Storehouse of Wisdom that is Relevant Today

Ancient Storehouse of Wisdom that is Relevant Today By

The Thirukural is one of the most valuable literary works in the Tamil language. It is a masterpiece of Tamil literature and is regarded as containing the purest form of…

Architectural Splendors Frozen in Stone
Architectural Splendors Frozen in Stone

The culture and the heritage of Tamil Nadu date back to ancient times, and the Tamil…

A Cure for The Drought: Rain Dance
A Cure for The Drought: Rain Dance

Tamilnadu is home to a rich tradition of arts. ‘Iyal, Isai, Nadagam’ (Dance, Music and Theatre)…

The Deadliest Martial Art
The Deadliest Martial Art

Martial arts are codified systems of combat practices learnt for a variety…

Yes! Puppetry Was Born in Tamil Nadu
Yes! Puppetry Was Born in Tamil Nadu

Bommalattam, the puppet show or puppet dance, is one of the oldest…

The Dance of Celestial Deities
The Dance of Celestial Deities

One of the most ancient dance forms performed today is Bharatanatyam, a…