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Mayur-Morani Dance

Mayur-Morani is a colorful dance form of Rajasthan. Simply called Mayur dance, it portrays the beautiful dance performed by the peacock before rainfall. This dance, performed during the monsoon season, celebrates the greenery brought about by the rain.

The Mayur dance depicts the love between Lord Krishna and Radha. Lord Krishna in his eagerness to please his beloved, changes into a peacock and dances. He is joined by Radha in this dance. The dancers attire themselves in peacock costumes, which are attached with colorful feathers. The movements capture the mood of the peacock in its full splendor. The beautiful tilts and turns of the head and wings performed by the dancers contain a typical style and charm.

Updated on 22nd September, 2014


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