Gujarat culturel Dance Deatils For General knowledge

Today we are going to tell the specialty of Gujarat dances which are asked in competitive exams. Knowing the specialty of 17 folk dances of Gujarat is useful for general knowledge as these dances are asked in any Gujarati exam.

 Features of Gujarat Dances:

(1) Garbo: The word Garbo is derived from 'Garbhadeep'.  Garbo has been popular in Gujarat since Shakit Puja became popular.  In the pot in Garba The lamp is arranged with holes.  Taking this garba on their head, women in Navratri sing garba of Adhyashakti Ambika, Bahuchara etc.

(2) Raas: It is born from Hallisak and Lasya dance.  Raas has become popular due to the growing influence of Vaishnavism.

(2) Halinritya: Halinritya is a dance of Dubla tribes in Surat district.  A man and a woman dance in a circle, with their hands on their hips.  Along with playing drums and thali.

(3) Bhil dance: Among the Bhil dances of Panchmahal, war dance is especially famous.  The cause of war is love affair.-This dance is done by men.  In a frenzy, they shout and jump loudly.  While doing this dance, they carry arrows, spears, etc. and tie curls around their legs.  Manjira also plays Pungi and drums.  This dance, which takes place in winter in Bharuch district, is known as 'Agva'.  Vaghero of Okhamandal and Mer of Porbandar dance while jumping with the sword.

(4) Dandiya Raas: The participant in Dandiya Raas has two Dandiya in his hand.  With these poles it rotates rhythmically in a circular motion and hits each other's poles while sitting or rotating.  Drums, tabla, manjira etc. are also played with this rasa.

(5)Got gundhan: A bundle is made by tying a strip of colored cloth, rash or string in a link.  The dance is performed by holding the end of the rope in one hand and the pole in the other hand.  Knitting and movement are the mainstays in this dance.  Men take part in this dance.

 (6) Commentary dance: This dance is done while grinding lime to hold the dhaba.  The Kharwan sisters of Chorwad and Veraval dance rhythmically with the action of tiptoeing.

(7) Dance of Padharo: Padharo of Nalkantha dances in a circle with manjira.  They keep their legs wide and oscillate, or sit half-asleep, half-sleeping and perform various dance postures.  This dance is accompanied by ekataro, tabla, bagliyu and big manjira.

(8) Mandvi and Jaganritya: In North Gujarat, in Navratri, in places like Soja, Meherwada, Rupal etc. and in Ahmedabad, Thakarda;  One sister sighs and the other sisters clap their hands and dance.

(9) Handkerchief dance: Thakore of Mehsana district dances with handkerchief in hand on the occasions of Holi and fair.  This dance is also performed wearing the mask of a horse or other animal.

(10) Hamchi or Hinch dance: On the occasion of Simant, marriage or Janoi, Randal Mata is performed.  Randal's mother revolves around the sisters praising Randalma.

(11) Rasada: Folk music is the main thing in Rasada.  This is a type of three tali rasa.  Koli and Bharwad take rasada with men and women in Como.  Among the instruments used in Rasada are Morli, Pava, Sharanai, Kartal, Zanz, Dhudhra, Manjira, Dhol, Dholak, Duff and Khanjari.

(13) Koli dance:
Koli is the colorful community of Saurashtra.  They are of medium size.  Their bodies are thin and alert.  The Tarnetar fair is a fair of spiders.  The Koli woman chews in three rounds.  It is a privilege to see a Koli woman singing to me with a sweet light, sweet throat and open voice and swaying like the wind.

(14) Mer dance: The fighting leaven of the Mer race and attractive arm strength take a prominent form in this dance.  Dhol and Sharanai applaud his bravery.  In Mer people, although the foot motion is rhythmic, the fluidity is low.  Is.  Sometimes they soar to a height of one to one and a half meters and create serious shades of heroism and delight.

(15) Dhamal dance of Sidis: There is a three hundred year old settlement of Sidis in Jambusar village near Jafrabad.  They are Muslims originally from Africa.  In hand, the mashira (filling the whole coconut shell) is rhythmically knocked.  The peacock's judo is rotating.

(16) Merayo: This is a folk dance of Thakors of Vav taluka of Banaskantha.  'Merayo' is made by weaving a garland-like cluster of grass called sarkhad or jhunjali.  The band arrives at the venue at the fair.  Then the two giants, playing with open swords, challenge each other for a battle.  The viewer feels as if his heart is pounding.  Suddenly the two fighters meet each other face to face. This time 'Hoodila' (heroic song) is sung.

(17) Dangi dance: The Dangi dance of the tribals of Dang district is known as "Chalo".  There are 5 types of rhythm of Dangi dance.  They dance in the form of animals and birds like cockroaches, peacocks, turtles etc.  Men and women start dancing as soon as the melody flows from instruments called thapi, dholak, manjira or pavari.

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