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Kalam Pattu (Ritual singing that accompanies drawing of the kalam)

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Kalam Pattu (Ritual singing that accompanies drawing of the kalam)

Kalam Pattu is the singing that accompanies the ritualistic floor drawings of the goddess Bhadrakali.It describes the goddess as the drawing progresses. The depiction of Bhadrakali during the Kalam Pattu performance is related to the myth of Bhadrakali killing the demon Darika. Ths singing is accompanied by musical instruments, and is performed by the Kurup caste.

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