Diwari dance to commemorate Gowardhan Parvat incidence

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Panna, MP, Oct 29 (UNI) The 'Diwari' dance performed by Gwalas (cow-herd shepherds) has been rocking Panna town in Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region since 350 years.

In this region, all the gwalas reached the local Jugal Kishorji temple and performed Diwari dance in the front of the deity. Throngs of Gwalas, donning with colourful clothes and a peacock feather in hand, danced to appease their deity in the backdrop of drums and other musical instruments.

It was performed from the no-moon day of Kartik month in the Hindu calendar to Prathma. The dance has been performed in every village of Bundelkhand.

Tens of hundreds of people also gathered also to watch the martial skills of lathi.

In Hindu mythology Gwalas danced to felicitate and commemorate the incident in which Lord Krishna lifted the Gowardhan mountain on his finger to provide shelter to Gokul denizens after infuriated Rain God Indra poured heavy rains on them.

After being rescued from the downpour, Lord Krishna and other Gokul denizens started dancing which was still celebrated in form of Diwari dance in Bundelkhand.

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