Folk dances ofKeralareflect the temperaments and moods of the native people. Kerala has a rich variety of folk dances. There are around fifty popular folk dances in the state. Religious influence is explicitly visible in the dances which are during harvests, sowing of seeds, festivals etc. Most of the folk dances of Kerala are performed accompanied by songs which are sung by the dancers themselves or occasionally by a group of musicians. The costumes and ornaments of these folk dances differ with places. Almost all of these folk dances are simple but beneath this simplicity there is a profundity of conception and a directness of expression which are of a high artistic order.