SOUTHERN STATES OF INDIA

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SOUTHERN STATES OF INDIA

South India is the area encomprising India's states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu., occupying 19.31% of India's area.The region is also known as Dravida .South India lies in the peninsular Deccan Plateau and is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east.

KARNATAKA

SPECIAL FOOD- The main cuisines of Karnataka are Udipi , Malendu , Kodagu ,Mangolorean , Navayath.

SONG - Carnatic music

DANCE - Dollu Kunitha , Puja Kunitha , Pata Kunitha , Gorava Kunitha , Kamsale.

FESTIVAL - Ugadi , Dussehra , Tula sankramana , Hampi Festival.

KERALA

SPECIAL FOOD - Sadhya , Malabar Biriyani.

DANCE - Mohiniyattam , Kathakali , Theyyam , Koodiyattam , Thiruvathirakali , Duffmuttu , Margamkali.

MUSIC - Mappilapattu , Pulluvan pattu.

FESTIVAL - Onam , Vishu.

TAMIL NADU

SPECIAL FOOD - Chettinad cuisine , Thali , Pongal.

DANCE - Bharatnatiyam , Kavadi Aatam , Kola Attam , Mayil Attam , Kummi , Karagattam.

MUSIC - Tamil folk music like Kappal Pattu and Purapattu.

FESTIVAL - Pongal , Navarathri , Kaithigai Deepam.

ANDHRA PRADESH

SPECIAL FOOD - Hyderabad cuisine , Uttarandhra cuisine , Rayalaseema cuisine , Telangana cuisine , Coastal Andhra cuisine .

MUSIC - Indian classical music .

DANCE - Kuchipudi , Veeranatyam , Bulta bommulu , Dhimsa , Kolatam.

FESTIVAL - Holi , Deepavali , Krishna Ashtami , Maha Sivarathri , Ugadi , Vijaya Dasami , Sankrathi.

SIMILARITIES OF THE SOUTHERN STATES WITH OTHER STATES OF INDIA

Some south indian festivals are also celebrated in other parts of india like the harvest festivals , Holi , Deepavali .

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