Karagam Dance

pongalfest karagam dance

A ritualistic folk dance to the bones, it is done to praise the rain and the river goddesses. As expected, there are intricate and lively movements involved which are quite hard to learn. Plus, the performers usually have huge decorated pots on their heads that they need to balance, an element that adds extra excitement to the mix! Fun fact: the colorful pots symbolize joy and happiness.