The Past, Present and the Future

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Devotees of shiva-cult dance in groups of two, four and six or more. They sometimes hold a sword and dance. They also perform a ritual on stage viz. piercing a long or short needle across their mouth. The sambal and Dimmu are used as percussion instruments. Cymbals and Shehanoy (wind pipes) are also used. The lead singer narrates "Dakshayajna" epic with percussion instrument beating & creates a heroic tempo.

In the olden days, this dance form was performed by male artists only. Today women have formed their own groups and are performing.

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