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Tiger dance marks end of Onam celebrations in Kerala


Tiger dance marks end of Onam celebrations in Kerala

Kochi, Sep 01 (ANI): Hundreds of men painted in tiger stripes performed the Tiger Dance or Pulikali in Kochi city marking the end of celebrations of ten'day harvest festival Onam. The celebrations for Onam start on Atham day, ten days before Thiruvonam, which is the most important day of Onam.

This year Thiruvonam fell on August 28. Spectators flocked to streets in Kochi to see the cultural and colourful extravaganza as the dancers performed Pulikali, also known as Kadavuakalli.

Performers ' both young and old ' belonging to different villages paint their whole body and dance on drum beats in the streets of their respected villages. Later they all meet at the centre.

Tourists from across the world were enthralled to be there. Some even travelled especially for the Onam festivities.

The tiger dance was accompanied by a display of tableaux showcasing the culture of the state.

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