Kombat

This dance form used to be performed with religious sentiments only in the temple premises. In the recent years, it is performed in other places also. Men dancing, holding deer horns is the main attraction of this dance. The wind piping musicians and percussionist  render  rhythmic tunes  to the performers. This art has certain martial movements because the Kodavas are known for the in war techniques and valour. The performers wear their ethnic dress, and deer horns are used in place of daggers for self protection. In the legend of the horns of 'Krishnmuruga' ( a dark coloured  spotted deer) while dancing.