Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


Kummattikkali, prevalent in the districts of Palakkad, Trichur and Wayanad, is a folk art form performed during the malayalam months of Makaram and Kumbham. In some places it is considered as entertainment program, especially during the Onam season.

There is also a popular belief that the ritual Kummatti resembles the dance of Bhoothas of Lord Shiva to his command.

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