Kurumar Kali

Kurumar tribe, the inhabitants of the Muthanga, Manmathan Moola Kuruma colony, practice this art form which resembles 'Kolkali' - play with sticks. The theme of this ‘Kolkali’ is the deeds of Lord Krishna. The songs are sung and played, based on the story of Lord Krishna from the time of his birth till the killing of ‘Kamsa’. The play commences from the most important festival of the Kurumar, the ‘Uchal’. Kolkali is also popular among the Kurumar for the marriage ceremonials and other days of importance.