In the Silappadikaram, the Mallu is a dance performed by Krishna after destroying the asura Bana.

Natya Darpana defines Hallisaka as a group dance by women in a circle with one male dancer, like Krishna and the gopis.

The Guinness World Record of the largest congregation of Odissi dancers in a single event took place when 555 Odissi dancers performed on December 23, 2011 in the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

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