The folk dances offered by Mohanam are Kummi, Karagaatam and Kolaattam.
Kummi is an ancient Tamil folk dance of the villages of Tamil Nadu.
Karagaattam is the most popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu. Traditionally, the villagers perform this folk dance in praise of the rain goddess “Mari Amman”.
Kolaattam, which is danced by a team of ten or twelve participants, is a dance form in which two sticks are used for producing rhythmic sounds with movement and music. Each dancer sings songs, moves and beats the two sticks. The dance performances are conducted in open space. The participants wear clothes of uniform colors, mainly dhoties tied up, anklets on the feet and colored ribbons around their heads.
Children and youth from the villages around Auroville benefit these programs. It is offered free for them.