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Pavri Nach

Pavri Nach (also Tarpha Nach) is a renowned dance form of Maharashtra. It is an exclusive preserve of the Kokna tribes.

The tarpha or pavri, a wind instrument made of dried gourd, is the chief instrument used in this dance. Hence the dance is known as Tarpha Nach or Pavri Nach.

The members in Pavri Nach hold each other by the waist and dance in close formation. This dance form includes feats of skill, like forming a pyramid or rapidly revolving a dancer round a stout pole. Occasionally men dance separately.

Updated on 27th April, 2015

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