Published on: February 23, 2022




The Kerala Nattukala Kshema Sabha (KNKS), an outfit that works for the promotion of local art forms in the state, has demanded that Karakattam (also known as Kumbakkali in certain parts) be recognised as the agricultural art form of Kerala


  • Folk art performed at festivals, conferences, roadshows and primarily at Mariamman festivals
  • One of many creative traditions that owe its existence to Mariamman, the rain goddess
  • Undergone an exceptional degree of change and adaptation in recent years
  • In Kerala after Makarakkoythu (harvest season), the Mariamman pooja is in the Medam month and Mariamman is considered as the goddess of rain
  • Even though Karakattam is mostly famous in Tamil Nadu, it’s performed in different parts of Kerala