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Pampinthullal

Pampinthullal There exists an elaborate ritualistic ceremony called Pampinthullal (serpent dance) conducted for propitiating the serpent gods. This ceremony takes place during the Malayalam months of Kanni, Thulam, Kumbham and Medam. The Ayilyam (the Aslesha star) on which falls the birthday of serpents is held auspicious for the serpent dance ceremony. The monsoon months are avoided for the ceremony since the serpents would refuse to come out of their subterranean abodes during this season. Those months up there are: Kanni-from mid September to mid October. Thulam- mid Oct to mid Nov. Kumbham- mid Feb to mid March. Medam- mid March to mid April. Cited from Website:Shyama
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