Karakattam, Kummiattam, Kolattam, Pinnal kolattam and Poikkal
Kuthirai are important folk dance forms in Tamil Nadu.
It is the most common form of folk dance in Tamil Nadu. It is essentially part of a ritual and is performed by men balancing pots filled with uncooked rice, surrounded by a tall conical bamboo frame covered with flowers. The musical accompaniment comprises a drum and a long pipe.
Here instead of clapping, the participants hold small wooden rods in their hands and strike these in rhythm as they dance.
In this dance, which is performed by the womenfolk of Tamil Nadu, the dancers gather in a circle and clap their hands as they dance.
It is performed by the wandering girls.
This dance involves false-legged dummy horse.
As part of the Muslim observance of Muharram, men disguised
as tigers go about in the streets dancing what is known as Puli
Vesham or Tiger Disguise.