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Mer Raas

Mer Raas is a warrior dance performed by the Mer community of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. This beautiful folk dance is at present widely performed at Porbandar, a picturesque harbor town lying on the western coast of Saurashtra. In this dance form the performers exhibit their martial valor during the dance.

Before commencing they throw Gulal (colored powder) over their body and dresses to exhibit joy. They use thick long sticks (Parona). This dance form is devoid of song.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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