Thaalam Kali

Also known as Thailakkali, this is an art form where physical culture amounts much and is prevalent in Malappuram district. Performed by the Thiyas,it is said that this used to be popular as a performance during the celebrations of Thalikettu ( a ritual in which the young girls who attain puberty go through a mock marriage)The performers stand in a circle and sing to a rhythm. After that they carry plates in both palms and go through intricate twisting and turning.However intricate the twisting and turning, the plates will remain stuck to their palms with a pot full of water on their heads and plates carried on their palms.

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