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Kalashi Fugdi

Kalashi Fugdi is an interesting folk dance performed by the women of Goa. This dance has been derived from a famous dance called Fugdi.

In this dance, a group of women dance with copper pitchers in their hands. While dancing to the music, the women blow into the pitchers. The vessel symbolizes the womb, while blowing into it indicates the act of imparting of life into it.

There is an interesting claim to the origin of this dance. In the villages, it is a norm for the women to fetch water from the nearby river or pond. To break the monotony of the long journey, the women developed this dance by blowing into the empty pitchers.

Updated on 27th November, 2015


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