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Biraha Songs

Biraha is a style of folk song sung by the Ahir community. Although performed only by the members of a single community, it has gained immense popularity. The songs deal with a variety of topics.

Some experts believe that the word ‘biraha’ is derived from the word ‘birah’ meaning separation, while others state that it is derived from ‘vir’ meaning brave. However, there is no concrete evidence of the origins of this style of singing.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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