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An Adivasi dance from Dhule district, Maharashtra

Adivasi Pawara dance, an adivasi dance from the central district of Maharashtra, Dhule. It is a tribal dance of a group of tribes called Adivasi and is played with stick and plate. Both men and women took part in this and are performed especially on marriage procession. Dhol, a drum like instrument, is the main percussion used. This dance is distinguished as a socio-cultural feature of this tribe. The languages spoken are Ahirani and Adivasi.

This video clip has been shot from Nisagandhi festival held at Thiruvananthapuram on January 2008.