Muslim Traditional Dance at Weddings, Oppana
It is a kado untuk sahabat performed prior to the wedding of a bride in Muslim homes. This practice can be sill followed with very much importance in the Malappuram district of Kerala. Thre are two types of Oppana which are Oppana Chayal, and Oppana Murukkam. The difference between both of these art forms is very small when the dance is performed with claps by the it really is informed as Oppana Murukkam while Oppana Chayal targets the beginning and ending of the dance without claps. In India, Oppana as an art form is basically taken up to Kerala from the Tamilnadu. In Tamilnadu, this talent is called after -Oppanai pattu' which is well known following the make-up done for the bride before her wedding ceremony. The make-up is performed with young girls dancing around the bride, and one or more women applying the make-up on the bride. This practice was originally performed in Tamilnadu in the very past. However, now, this art form is not in practice in Tamilnadu when it got totally transferred to Kerala. In Kerala, the art form is known following the name- Oppana pattu. This art form is much relevant in the Muslim families as without it a marriage would not take place even. Usually, the family members and close friends of the marriage bride often young girls are the performers of the very art form. Before the wedding happen this group slowly dresses up the bride to resemble her to an angel in gaudy outfits with glitters and stuff around. The girl often goes shy upon this function. Nevertheless, after dressing the bride up, the Oppana beauties shows her way to the make-up chamber where she'll be made up directly into a damsel. Post the making up, the bride is taken up to a -peettha' or the chair or bride. The bride-to-be sits on the chair and rests her beauty behind a -thattan' or the pardha. The dancers slowly start their movements by clapping hands good rhythm of the music they sing. This piece of event in the Muslim functions seen across Kerala can be viewed as as the . Continuing till the music ends, the dancers involve in their art completely. You will have relatives and good deal of crowd watching this unique piece of art. Sometimes, blushed in the shyness the bride smiles but often she will not lift up her check out view the people viewing her. As the Muslim community provides their custom as brides should be worth a complete female for the groom, they do practice this sort of beautiful customary practices. Unlike the weddings of various other communities of Kerala, the Muslim community generally focuses on affluence in the wedding hall. However, this practice of Oppana is also performed in the groom's home as well. Though not necessarily does it happen, in a few families over the Malappuram area of Kerala it can happen. Before leaving to the bride's place for the wedding function, at the groom's house a group of relative boys perform this talent same as that in the bride's place where in fact the wedding ceremony happens.