Muriya Dance of Gujarat

This is performed during the marriage ceremonies. The bride and the groom after performing the rituals of pithi are asked to shift to the wooden slabs where they are surrounded by the young groups of girls and boys. The girls and boys form the circle around them as if it’s a cradle and there is one small baby boy lying in the cradle and there in nobody to swing the cradle. The mother of the boy is gone to the field and he is left unattended. It seems that this is to tell the couple not to do such a act one they have a child in their life.