Shivaratri celebrations by the Kota community in the Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu


View a video and two slideshows taken during Shivaratri, the main annual festival celebtrated by the Kota community

More videos, slideshows and background information provided by Venkatesh Lakshmanan >>


For an in-depth study of Kota culture and music, refer to Richard K. Wolf’s award-winning study, The Black Cow’s Footprint: Time, Space, and Music in the Lives of the Kotas of South India. More >>

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