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Siddi Dhamal Dance

Siddi Dhamal Dance, popularly known as Dhamal Dance, is a unique dance form of the Siddi community of Gujarat. The dance is more popular in the Saurashtra and Rajpipla region of the state. In this dance form the dancers dance with two thin sticks exhibiting their art and skill while dancing.

Also known as Mashira Nritya, in olden days the dance was performed by Siddis after returning from a successful hunt of wild animals when they would be overwhelmed with joy and in a state of frenzy.

Updated on 18th April, 2015


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