India | Lakshadweep


Dhiker is a dance form practiced by the islanders of Lakshadweep. It has religious and social importance. Dhiker has been associated with the socio-religious life of the islanders for long. The dancers play the Thara to accompany the Dhiker. Leng, the song sung by the dancers has religious significance. Each dancer, carrying a thara in his left hand, keeps pace, both in his beat and movements, with the singer called the lengverin.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Lakshadweep


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