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Paricha Mutt Kali

Paricha Muttu Kali (Parichamuttukali) is a martial art form performed by the Christians of northern and central regions of Kerala state, India. Dancers hold swords and shields made of wood and moves to the tune of folk songs sung by the leader. Musical accompaniment is restricted to cymbal and the din made by the rhythmic clapping of swords and shields.

Shown here is the Paricha Mutt Kali performance by the artistes of Kreupasanam Pauranika Renga Kalapeedam- a cultural academy and training centre for the development of folk and ancient Christian art forms situated at Kalavoor in Alappuzha district, Kerala.