"Mohiniattam" is one of India's 8 exquisite classical dance forms. It is the classical dance form from Kerala, South-west India.
The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words "Mohini" meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and "aattam" meaning graceful and sensuous body movements. The word "Mohiniyattam" literally means "dance of the enchantress"
The dance involves the swaying of broad hips and the gentle movements of erect posture from side to side. This is reminiscent of the swinging of the palm leaves and the gently flowing rivers which abound Kerala, the land of Mohiniyattam.
The costume includes white sari embroidered with bright golden brocade (known as kasavu) at the edges. Over recent years red with gold has become a trend as well. The dancer's hair is interestingly gathered into a bun on the left side of the head, unique and different from any other dance form.
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