Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Mohiniyattam

Mohiniyattam, the female classical solo dance of Kerala is the dance of Mohini, the celestial enchantress in Hindu mythology. Earlier, Mohiniyattam used to be performed only inside temple premises. Mohiniyattam was made popular by the erstwhile King of Travancore, Swathi Thirunal. He patronised the dance to the extent of giving it a typical Kerala touch.


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