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Lavani, a folk dance of Maharashtra

Maharashtra, a state rich in art and culture has a varied folklore traditions. Lavani, one of the popular and main folk dances of the state performed to the enchanting beats of Dholak (a drum like instrument). Lavani is a dance part of the popular dance-drama, Tamasha. The word Lavani originates from the word Lavanya means beautiful. This art form dealt mainly performed to praise the beauty of a woman.

This video clip has been shot at Nishagandhi festival 2008 held at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala State, India.