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Margam Kali performance

Margam Kali is a folk art form performed by womenfolk of Syrian Christians of central Kerala, India. In Margam Kali, a group of female dancers move rhythmically around a lighted wick lamp (Nilavilakku). The lamp represents Christ and the performers his disciples. The dancers wear the Christian traditional attire, chattayum mundum. Other than a small cymbal there will be no instrumental accompaniment.

The video shows here is the Margam kali performance by the artistes of Kreupasanam Pauranika Renga Kalapeedam, a cultural academy and training center for the development of folk and ancient Christian art forms situated at Kalavoor in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India.