|Kathakali at Kerala|
Kerala keeps a speciality in every walk of life and life is full of fun and entertainment in this South Indian paradise. May it be a festival, sporting event like boat races or another event of religious importance the celebrations are made more presentable by the live performances of music and dance. Most of the people are familiar with the dance forms of Kerala like Kathakali but there are many other dance forms which keep similar importance but are less known to the outsiders. One such dance form is Thiruvathirakali.
It is specially a dance performed by women artists for achieving lasting marital bliss. It is performed on the occasion of Thiruvathira festival, celebrated in the month of December or January. The mythological story behind this festival interpreted in the dance form tries to explain the marital loyalty and faith in female powers, which brought Kamdeva the Hindu god of love back to life when he was turned into ashes by the anger of Lord Shiva. The dancers all dressed in beautiful traditional attires perform this dance on the rhythms of classical music. They stand in beautiful circles and make rhythmic movements during the performance. If you are planning your Alleppey holidays during this festive period you might be getting the opportunity of witnessing this beautiful dance forms.