Gaja

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Dancing and moving around large drum by adhering to circumference is called Gaja or Chapai folk dance. This dance is performed by the 'Dhangars' on open playground.

Gaja dancers dress themselves with long and attractive white costume. Together they sing songs and stanzas based on language "Ahirani" (Dhangar's local language). The story narrated through these songs is of 'Biruba' (Lord Shiva's incarnation). It sings praises for Shiva who is belived to be creator of Dhangar community. There is special emphasis on last word of every stanza, proficiency in dancing movements and showing gesticulations is particularity of this dance form.