Ghoomer Dance

Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance synonymous with the Indian state of Rajasthan (Earlier Rajputana). The dance is performed by women with elan and grace and includes swaying movements, accentuated with elegant traditional outfits. It has gained a lot of recognition and has been ranked as one of the world’s best local dances. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Ghoomar Dance is a traditional folk dance of Bhil tribe performed to worship Goddess Saraswati which was later embraced by other Local Rajasthani communities. The Ghoomar dance is chiefly performed by veiled group of women who wear flowing dresses called ghaghara.It was ranked 4th in the list of “Top 10 local dances around the world” in 2013. The dance typically involves performers pirouetting while moving in and out of a wide circle. The word ghoomna describes the twirling movement of the dancers and is the basis of the word ghoomar. According to the traditional rituals, newly married bride is expected to dance ghoomar on being welcomed to her new marital home. Ghoomar Dance is often performed on special occasions, such as at weddings, festivals and religious occasions.which sometimes lasts for hours.

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