Kerala folklore is unique


Kerala folklore is unique in its richness and variety. Folklore in its widest sense embraces traditions, folk tales, folk songs, folk arts, folk beliefs, taboos and superstitions, belief in omens and magic.
Folklores
Kerala folklore is unique in its richness and variety. Folklore in its widest sense embraces traditions, folk tales, folk songs, folk arts, folk beliefs, taboos and superstitions, belief in omens and magic.
Folksongs
The people of Kerala belonging to all castes and communities have their rich collection of folk songs, which have drawn their themes from religion and mythology, agricultural operations like sowing, harvesting, and incidents of social life like weddings and the beauties of Kerala landscape. Vanchipattukal, Mappilapattukal, Pallipattukal, and Onapattukal are some of them.
Folk Arts

Kerala has enriched with its own chart eristic folk arts from very early days. Teyyam Tullal of the erstwhile Malabar area, Bhadrakalipattu that denotes the killing of Darika by Kali, Pamputhullal, and Nagakanni connected with the Naga cult, are famous among them. The Mudiyattom Kali is a kind of folk dance in which the female participants unlock their hair and engage themselves in frantic dancing to the accomplishment of folk songs. There are also a variety of folk arts known by different names as Kumbha Nritham, Arjuna Nritham, Kummatti, Patayani, etc in different part of Kerala.

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The people of Kerala are simple, culturally inclined and traditional, with a love for feasts and festivals. Malayalam is the official language of Kerala. The people in Kerala are referred to as Malayalees. However, there are many English speaking communities in Kerala.

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Kerala has a long tradition of ritual and performing arts. Social and religious history of Kerala greatly contributes and perpetuates to the evolution of these arts. Dances of Kerala are integral parts of Kerala's socio-cultural life. They are performed on the occasion of religious festivals and social events such as childbirth and marriage.

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