Koothu: It is one of the oldest classical theatre arts of
Kaalavela: It is
a spectacular procession of huge, gaudily decorated motifs of
It is a folk dramatic form.
Kalampattu or Kalamezhuthu pattu:
It is performed by 5-15 people in Bhadrakali and Ayyappa temples.
Kalarippayattu, the martial art form of Kerala, is a symbol of
courage, valour and pride. Men have always been in the forefront
of Kalarippayattu from time immemorial with the exception of
Unniyarcha and in the recent times Hemalatha, who is regarded as
the 'Queen of Kalaripayattu'.
Kaliyoottu: It is
an eight-day long colourful folk ritual which re-enacts the combat
between goddess Durga and the demon Darika.
Kanniyarkali or Deshathukali:
It is a ritual art and a swift dance form.
is a spectacular pageant of colourfully decorated effigies of gods
Mayilattom: It is a ritual art performed by artistes in
peacock costume in Subramanya Temples in South Kerala.
Padayani: It is a
colourful ritual art which is symbolic of the victory march of
goddess Kali after she defeated the demon Darika.
Patakam: It is a
kind of dance-drama.
Pootham: It is a folk art more commonly performed in the
Bhagavathy temples of Malappuram.
It is a devotional folk art form.
Velakali: It is a
martial folk art form.