One of the traditional dances of south India, Mayilattam / Mayoora nritham is performed only by female dancers by and large in the Hindu temples in Kerala and Tamil Nadu in veneration to Lord Subrahmanya. The name literally means the dance of peacock. The performers are dressed up as Lord Subrahmanya traveling on a Peacock. Peacock feathers are used to deck the dress.
Mayilattam is an artistic and religious form of dance performed in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in reverence to Lord Subrahmanya.