Why is Gondhal done?

The Gondhal is an important religious ceremony for the Maharastrian community. It is usually performed in honour of and dedicated to Mother Bhawani during the night of the marriage of the eldest and/or of the youngest son of most families of the Marathi community.

What is Gondhal ceremony?

The Gondhal is the dramatic narration of mythological stories and folk legends as a part of the ritual dedicated to deities like Renuka and Bhavani. This singing and dancing before deities is practised by members of the Gondhali community.

What is Gondhal Wikipedia?

Gondhali is a community in Maharashtra, India. Their occupation is to sing songs of the Goddesses and Gods of Maharashtra preaching them for mythogical reasons like mannat or kasam after accomplishment. Their songs are usually the mythological stories of their Gods.

How many types of Gondhal are there?

There were Brahmin gondhalis, Renukrai gondhalis, Kadamrai gondhalis, Koombhar gondhalis and so on. The appeal of the gondhali songs was such that Chatrapati Shivaji himself used to give gondhal performances in honour of Amba Bhavani of Pratapgadh!

Is Gondhal folk dance?

Parashuram’s dance was called the gondhal. Even today, the gondhal is performed as a ritualistic folk dance to appease the goddesses Renuka, Bhavani or Amba.

Which is the folk dance of Orissa?

Dalkhai: Mainly dalkhai is named after a goddess “dalkhai Devi”. Though Dusserah is the occasion of Sambalpuri folk dance Dalkhai, it’s the most popular folk-dance of Odisha, its performance is very common on all other festivals such as Bhaijiuntia, Phagun Puni, Nuakhai, etc.

What is Jagran Gondhal after marriage?

As the name suggest, it is a popular ritual with is carried out staying awake the whole night after particular wish fulfilment. Jagran is performed to invite God to marriage or auspicious occasions. It is also called as song-festival, in which particular group narrates the stories/legends of deities whole night.

How many folk dance are there in Orissa?

Odisha Sun Times talks about eight such dance forms below that form the artistic heritage of Odisha: Sambalpuri folk dance.