This dance is performed and choreographed by Aditi Kapasi/Pranot Bhosale/Pratima ji’s group.
Gondhal, an established religious practice of most of the castes in Maharashtra, is an educative, entertaining and important tradition. It is believed that if the Gondhal is performed in the house during auspicious occasions like weddings and thread ceremonies, then our life doesn’t become chaotic. Gondhal, literal meaning of which is `commotion`, is the dramatic narration of mythical stories, praise of heroes or narration of folk legends. All these forms part of a ritual dedicated to different divinities. This Marathi folk dance in the form of worship is performed exclusively by a group of men as part of rituals after ceremonies like marriage.