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Dekhni Dance

Dekhni is a song cum dance popular in Goa. The word ‘Dekhni’ means 'bewitching beauty' in Konkani language. This spectacular dance form incorporates a superb and unique blend of Indian melody and Western rhythm. It is performed exclusively by women-folk to the beat of the Ghumat, a folk drum. Dekhni Dance usually enacts the life of a Devdasi girl (literally meaning servant of God) whose job is to perform dance in temples and social ceremonies like weddings.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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