kaikottikali(hand clap dance)kerala traditional onam dance
KAIKOTTI KALI Kaikottikkali (literally means a play with clapping of hands) is a dance in which a group of women move in a circle with a lighted brass lamp at the centre, dancing to the rhythm of the songs they sing. Two such songs recited are the following. Nandanandanam Govindan….. Angane Jnan Angupovaathengane ….. While playing the participants wear the traditional dress consisting of two pieces, a kasavu dhoti and kasavu upper garment across the breast, and a red or green choli blouse.