Poorakkali ,Which means in English (Festival Performance), is a traditional dance ritual performed by men during the nine-day Pooram festival inBhagavathy temples across North Malabar in Kerala State of south India.

The Pooram festival begins with the Karthika asterism and concludes with the Pooram asterism of the month of Meenam according to the Malayalam calendar (corresponding to the sun sign Pisces according to the Julian Calendar) to honour Kamadeva, the god of love.