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Pulluvan Pattu - Ashta Naga stuti (In praise of the eight great snakes)

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Pulluvan Pattu - Ashta Naga stuti (In praise of the eight great snakes)

The Pulluvan community perform songs to serpent gods as they are believed to be protectors of the land. The pulluvan and his wife pulluvatti perform rituals and sing in village houses. They also conduct the ceremony of 'pampintullal' to propitiate the serpent gods. This form of singing is done only by the Pulluvans. The singing is accompanied by the pulluvan veena and the pulluvan kudam. This song is performed to thriputa or three beat cycle.

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