India | Maharashtra


Gondhal is a religious performing art of Maharashtra. It is the dramatic narration of mythical stories, praise of heroes or narration of folk legends, which form part of a ritual dedicated to different divinities.

Gondhal varies between devotional singing and dramatic presentation of any purana part. The singers are considered the counterparts of the Caranas, the Bhatas and the Pauranikas, who were also narrators and singers of epics and myths. Gondhal is performed on special days like when there is a new born in a family.

Updated on 27th October, 2005


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