Dhangar Dance

Dhangar Dance is a well known Goan dance form performed by a sheperd community known as Dhangars. It is considered a Navratri dance which involves a fusion of adoration, a vigorous session of worship and dance performed to please and worship "Bira Deva" or "Biruba" for his blessings.

The Dhangar dance also known as the Dhangari Gaja Dance is performed in traditional Marathi dresses which include a Kathiawari-styled white dress and turban with colorful handkerchiefs.

The dance begins with simple footwork to a slow beat accompanied to the beat of "Dhol". Generally they move around the drum / dhol players during the dance.

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