Largest Kaikottikali Dance
The record for the largest kaikottikali dance is 2,639 participants achieved by the Mumbai Pooram Foundation in Mumbai, India in November to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2012.
Photo Credit: Subhash Sharma/Guinness World Records
Kaikottikali , or thiruvathirakali, is the most famous group-dances of the women of Kerala .This form of dance has generally eight to ten women dancing in a symmetrical form with rhythm. The dancers move in a circular pattern, accompanied by rhythmic clapping of the hands, to the tune of the song (Thiruvathira pattu). They move in circular motion, clockwise and at times anticlockwise, with all performers bend sideways, with theirs arms coming together in graceful gestures, upwards and downwards and to either side, in order to clap. A dance of this scale is unprecedented.