The Kolattam dance involves religious offering homage to the temple Goddess by the women of a region, especially at Andhra Pradesh. The Kolattam dance is mainly a dance of the females and does not necessarily involve the males. They may act as drummers or players of background music. This dance originated in the regions like Mahabalipuram, Taripatri, Macherla, Hampi and Ramappa. In Kolattam Dance the dancers use sticks to keep the rhythm of the dance. These sticks are stroked against each other to create a harmony and also make the dance more swift and soothing.