An Evening of traditional Indian folkloric dance
Dandiya is the most popular dance of all the states throughout India. It is a special feature of the Navratri festival. Dandiya is a dance form, usually performed in a group, by both men and women. The special feature of the Dandiya dance is the colourful attire worn by the dancers and the colourful sticks carried by them. The wooden sticks made of bamboo are used as props and are beautifully decorated. The performers hold sticks in both their hands and strike them together on the beats of the musical instruments. Dandiya ras involves a huge number of people at a time. According to the dance setting, two circles are formed by the dancers.