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Dhanghar Dance

Dhangar is a folk dance performed by the Dhangar tribe, a shepherd community of Goa. Performed with great vigour and devotion, the dance starts with a slow beat and simple footwork. The dhol, cymbals and pawa (a long flute) are the accompaniments of this dance. The core theme centers on the love story of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.

People use this majestic dance as a way to display their cultural symbol. The Kathiawari-styled white dress and turban indicate their ancestral lineage. This dance form is a major attraction during the festive season of the Navratri festival.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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