Ghode Mandi

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The term Ghode means horse and Mandi means dancers' movement, literally spiral. Ghode Mandi exhibits martial supremacy and played with joy and enthusiasm during 'Shigmo' festival. In villages of Sindhudurg it is played once in a three years.

The persons who are high in stature are chosen to perform this classical art. As a mark of honor and respect on the day these dancers are dressed with colorful headgears and full traditional livery. Fixed at the waist effigy of wooden horse beautifully decorated with spotless white cloth and bordered with gold and silver thread work. Ghungroos are attached to their feet. By revolving around the central point dancers brandish sword in their hands and dance on rhythmic beat of Dhol-Tashas. This prolonged vigorous dancing begins at afternoon and gets over at dawn.