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Popular Music Theater of Rural Tamilnadu – KattaiKuttu or Therukoothu

Kattaikkuttu is the University of the People, who cannot write and read (too well). It is our theatre and our culture. Kattaikkuttu is apopular musical theatre of the rural poor in North Tamil Nadu, India. It is Closely linked to the agrarian cycle & seasonal rituals. It is an embodiment of a vast, living, oral legacy. Now Under threat of extinction because of the rapid industrialization of the country side.

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Celebrate Pongal Festival at DakshinaChitra with Sweet Pongal, Folk Dance and More

Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamilians for four days. Pongal Festival, most popular in Tamilnadu will be celebrated withgreat pomp and grandeur at Dakshinachitra, creating the mood and colours of rural Tamilnadu, The traditional sweet Pongal will be prepared and served by the housekeepers in the Tamil Nadu street. Thanjai.G.Raju and troupe from Tamilnadu will perform Folk Dances like Myillattam, Poikal Kudirai and Karagam on all six days. Pongal is ritually prepared in the open air and served. There will be Bullock cart rides organized for the festival.

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