The characteristic feature of this art is rhythmical beating of huge leathern drum by the villagers who are good performers. Drums are beaten to entertain people during festive occasions like Jatra (fair), marriage ceremony, to observe rituals and gatherings associated with temples. Visitors can catch sight of these drums in assembly hall of the most of the temples in Konkan.
Drumbeaters are specially invited for the community folk dances, which are held during the main religious festivals and social occasions. They are rewarded for their performance by cash or kind.
In addition to entertaining, the drum beater's art has power to arose emotions in bride during marriage ceremony while leaving her parents' house. They wish their bride happy married life on Dhol and Sanai tune.