Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Andhra Pradesh

Arts



Gobbi Dance

This is a popular dance in coastal Andhra during the Samkranti festival. The courtyards of all houses are cleaned and decorated with different kinds of rangavallis. Gobbillu i.e. balls of cow dung are placed in the middle of these designs and worshipped with flowers, kumkum and turmeric. During evenings young girl's gather around these gobbillu to dance and sing. This dance is a derived form of Garba described in dance treatises.

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