Jhakari

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Jhakari dance is traditionally presented in Konkan's Kunbi society to mark the arrival of Gauri soon after the Ganesh festival. In this form of art 8 to 10 boys actively dance in circumference on melodious tune provided by their Ustaad (teacher) and melodist, who seat in the center during the presentation.

The performance is a beautiful blend of literature and history. The boys are dressed uniformly for the dance with Ghungroos tied to their legs. Jhakari dance begins with 'Ishwastawan' followed by salutation to Lord Ganesh. The presentation is done in two ways, one is 'Bankoti' (slow) and other is 'Chevani' (fast). Thus performers also belong to two religious orders such as Shakti Tura and Kalgi Tura.