Veerabhadra Dance is a distinctive South Indian style dance performed in Ponda
, the place which is considered the heart of Hinduism
. It is played as a part of religious rites once in a year. The core theme is the mythological episode of Veerabhadra
, an attendant spirits of Lord Shiva
While performing this dance, the participants hold swords in both hands and dance rhythmically with the beats. Dance is accompanied with the music of dholak and tasha. Veerabhadra Dance is also observed in Sanguem and Bicholim taluks.