The lavani is a folk dance from Maharashtra, a state in the western region of India. The dance is accompanied by fast-paced music, led by an Indian drum (called a "Dholak") and other instruments, and dancers wear ankle bells called the "gunghroo." Traditionally, women perform the lavani wearing a 9-yard long saree (or sari), called a "nauvari." Male dancers, called "Nats" and "Kinnars," can also perform the dance. Lavani attempts to present social issues such as politics, romance and religion, often in a satirical and entertaining way. The genre can be divided broadly into philosophy-oriented Nirguni lavani, and the sensually-oriented Shringari lavani.
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