Dhangari Gaja Dance
As the Dhangars of Sholapur district of Maharashtra herd to green pastures for graze for their cattle, they become familiar with the nature. Inspired by the scenic beauty, they create poetry, called ovi writing about the nature and their God Biruba. They honor God Biruba once in every year when they return home. They spend their time with their families. And this is the time when the Dhangari Gaja dance is performed to please their God for His blessings.
Performance— Dhangar dance is performed in customary Marathi dresses – dhoti, angarakha and pheta with colorful handkerchiefs. Usually, during they dance, they move around a group of drum players.