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Dance Form of Lakshadweep Islands

Beru is a dance form, remarkable for its grace and artistry, performed in the club houses of the Lakshadweep Islands. This is performed during community get-togethers. After performing the dance, the performers are sumptuously fed in the village house (avarhuge). The dance costume consists of a silken yellow colored baggy pyjama with bold longitudinal black stripes (boduharavalu), or a red colored wide bell-bottomed trousers (raiharavalu), a triangular silk apron of red or black for wearing over the trousers, half way to the knee (kasab rumalu) and a thin silver chain (fatturu) or a silver belt (faithigan) over it. The turkey cap with some feathers or leaves tucked in and two sharp projections at the back (fagodi thakiha) is the most colourful item in this attire.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Lakshadweep


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