Foogdi

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A feminine folk dance from konkan. It is performed during all important social and religious occasions. The most popular sub forms of foogdi are Girki, Cycle, Rahat, Zimma, Karvar, Bus Foogdi, Kombda, Ghuma, Pakhwa etc.In Girki playmate women form in a 'V' shape by holding each other’s hand firmly. In the beginning women whirl in a circular motion with slow pace of footwork by singing themes and thereby gradually accelerating the pace, Girki reaches to its climax. At this time women utter sound "Foo-foo" which marks the end of foogdi.