Sitakkali is a folk art form once popular in Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts. Performers stage different stories from the epic Ramayana like exile of Prince Rama to the forest and Sita taking refuge in Mother Earth. The folk dance is staged during the Onam festival season - from Atham asterism (in the Chingam month in Malayalam calendar) to the next 28 days. There were ashans or teachers who taught the art form to youngsters. Traditionally it was staged in residential premises.

The performers would wear simple costumes. All major characters in the Ramayana would be featured. They include Narada, Sita, Dasharatha, Kaikeyi, Manthara, Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman. However, as the name denotes, the most important character would be Sita. During the performance, artists would repeat the verses recited by vocalists.

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