Folk Dance of India
Folk Dance of West India
Garba is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat in India. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term Garbha ("womb") and Deep ("a small earthenware lamp"). Many traditional garbas are performed around centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti. The circular and spiral figures of garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, such as those of Sufi culture.
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The dance technique that this dance form entails includes a rhythmical movement of the body bending sideways which is accompanied simultaneously by hand clapping.
MEN: Kafni and Gaghra
WOMEN: Chanya Choli and Jewelry