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Which folk dance of Rajasthan is performed by women only?
1. Chang dance
2. Gair dance
3. Dhol dance
4. Ghoomar dance

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Ghoomar dance

The correct answer is Ghoomar dance.

  • Ghoomar dance of Rajasthan is performed by women only.

  • Ghoomar dance
    • Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan and is performed by women.
    • Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of the Bhil tribe.
    • It is performed to worship Goddess Sarasvati which was later embraced by other Rajasthani communities.
    • Ghoomar became popular in the Indian state of Rajasthan during the reigns of Rajput kings

  • Chang dance
    • ​The centerpiece of Rajasthan’s Holi festival, Chang is a lively folk dance that originated from the Shekhawati region (Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, and Sikar).
    • It is also called Dhamal.
    • The highlighted characteristic of this dance form is the fast-paced rhythmic beats of the chang instrument (a type of tambourine).
  • Gair dance
    • Featuring attractive dance movements, traditional instruments, and colorful outfits, Gair is predominantly performed by the Bhil community, mainly on festivals such as Janmashtami (celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna) and Holi.
    • Both men and women dance together, dressed in traditional garbs.
    • The men don a full-length tunic-like skirt complete with a stick, sword, and arrow in hand, while women wear ghagra choli.

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