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Pulikkali

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  • August 28, 2020
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Pulikkali

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Art and culture

In News:

  • It is a recreational folk art and a colourful part of Onam celebrations in Thrissur, Kerala. 
  • It will be an online-only affair this year due to COVID-19.
  • Onam is an annual harvest festival. 
  • In Pulikkali, performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil.
  • The performance revolves around the theme of tiger hunting.
  • Pulikkali was introduced in Thrissur by Shakthan Tampuran two centuries ago

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