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Luddi Dance

Luddi is a male victory-dance in Punjab. This dance is performed to memorize the Punjabi Sardars who rescued Indian women, who were forcibly taken in the direction of Basra in Middle East.

The costume of the performers is simple, with a loose shirt (kurta) and a loincloth. The dancers place one hand at the back and the other before the face. They move the body like snakes (sinuous). Luddi is also performed with the drummer in the center.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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