Kachchh Folk Dances

The Kachchh district in Gujarat is well known for its traditional and cultural values. Kachchhi culture is famous for its creativities in arts and crafts. Different communities like nomadic and semi nomadic have kept the culture of Kachchh alive today’s modern time also.

Kachchhi dance is one of the many art forms of cultural activities. Folk dance of Kachchh exist since many years. The most famous dance forms are Gajiyo and Dandiya raas.A number of festivals are celebrated in Kachchh and these celebrations are accompanied with folk dance forms.

Gajiyo Raas

Gajiyo Raas

Gajiyo is Kachchhi folk song which is very famous in the Region. Women of Kachchh wear traditional cloths and perform traditional dance on this song. Gajiyo Raas is performed in a circle where rings of Kachchhi women revolve in cycles.

 

 

 

 

 


Dandiya Ras

Dandiya Ras
Dandiya raas is another traditional folk dance of Kachchh. This dandiya raas includes several styles such as mandae, naman, bhetiya, bariya, athiya, panchiya, and dodhiya. Men and Women revolve in cycles with small sticks in their hands and perform dance steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sword Raas of Gadhvis

Sword Raas of Gadhvis

Gadhvi community of Kachchh represent the real bravery of Kachchhi people. They perform sword dance in which people from Gadhvi Community perform dance steps while sword in their both hands. They perform sword acts while dancing.

 

 

 

 

 


Other Dance Forms

Other Dance Forms

Apart from these folk dance forms of Kachchh, people also follow several Gujarati dance forms which includes Tippani Nritya, Dholi Nritya, and Manjira Nritya. In all these dances people use several instruments to produce music such as Dhol, Manjira, Ektaro, Tabla etc.

Being the largest district in India, Kachchh has huge culture rich of different folk dance forms.