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.