Dance forms of India
DANDIYA - Rajasthan Folk Dance
folk dances of Rajasthan clearly shows the colourful
nature of this desert state. Dandiya is one of the popular
folk dance and in this, a large group of men dance around
vigorously playing with big sticks in their hands. There
would be a drummer in the centre who plays the 'Meddale'
skillfully. The dancers shout ho, ho joyously and perform
this dance during Holi festival and other occasions.The
Bhils of Rajasthan have a variety of dances, which correspond
to the agricultural cycle. The Ghumer dance, Raika and
Jhoria are some. The Gher dance is a favourite dance
of the Mina tribe who are akin to the Bhils. Valar is
typical dance of the Garasias.