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Karthi Dance

Karthi is a folk dance performed in Punjab. It is one of few dances in Punjab, which involves both men and women.

During harvest season, this dance is preceded by a ceremonial offering to a deity. This is followed by a procession led by women, who sing traditional songs. They are joined by the men. The men and women form a circle by holding each otherís hands. The songs that are sung describe the battles and victories of the past and the break-up and union of lovers. The pace of this dance is fairly slow. The dance is accompanied by occasional clapping.

Traditional wind instruments are used to provide music.

Updated on 4th March, 2019


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