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Lava Dance



Lava Dance, a folk dance mainly performed by the males in Lakshadweep, is a renowned traditional dance form performed on festive occasions. The word 'Lava' means beautiful dance, song and rhythmic movement. It is similar to the Maldive Bileh dhafi negun.

The performers’ first line up themselves in pairs or singles carrying drums, and start a dance according to the beating of the drums. Then they form themselves in a circle as the dance gains momentum. They wear red trousers with a white scarf tied around the waist and a form of black and white headgear called bolufeyli.



Updated on 29th October, 2015

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