Ghumar-Ghumra Dance of Rajasthan

It is dance which is performed on demise. This is practiced in the Brahman community of Vagal region. When a lady looses her husband she is sent back to her paternal house where is dressed up like a bride and dispatched to her husbands house and then only the dead body is moved to the graveyard for the final rites.

Before the body is moved to graveyard the widower is made to sit in a centre and she is circled by a group of ladies. The ladies go around a sing a sad song so that the widow who is in shock realizes the fact of loosing her husband and sheds some tears. Basically it is to break her silence. These ladies beat their chests as this is the main action of this dance.

The same dance is performed on the eleventh day of the death.