Indian Union Territory
Pondichery is the Union territory of India. In the Indian sub-continent, it is considered a cultural hub that is influenced by the other southern states of the country. there are different dance festivals and cultural events are organized in Puducherry or Pondicherry so that art culture and music are encouraged. the dances of Tamil Nadu inspire the dances of the Pondicherry the Union territory. On Shivaratri, the Chidambaram Natyanjali festival is organized yearly once in this region. Kapila Vatsayan and Nagaswamy had initiated this dance festival in the year 1981 with participants from all over the country. hence it is one of the popular folk dances of the country.