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Mohiniyattam (dance of the enchantress) is a gentle and graceful semi-classical dance form which had its origin in Kerala. Originally performed in temples by Devadasis, the temple dancers, this art form has now won high esteem thanks to the efforts of many dedicated artistes. This unique dance gives importance to the expression of grace (lasya) and facial language and mudras are given more prominence than steps. The costume is a simple one, comprising of a cream coloured gold plated sari (saree) with a wide gold border and gold ornaments.

In the video, it is Dr. Neena Prasad, famous Mohiniyattam artiste, presenting the dance.