Each folk dance is marked by a unique aspect, which becomes a
characteristic feature of that particular art form. Here’s one folk
art form famous for its vigour and vibrancy. Garagallu is a distinct
dance form practiced in many districts, especially in the East and
West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The dance is performed by specially dressed dancers in a group who
skillfully balance Garaga on their head. Garaga is a Brass pot, which
is smeared with turmeric, kumkum and then wrapped decoratively with a
The dancers dance in rhythm with coordinated movement
of their legs, while balancing the Garaga, which symbolizes Mother
It is performed during special occasions and religious celebrations in
the state. During marriages, Garaga is worshipped by the bride and
after the ceremony of marriage is completed, it is taken to the new
house, where it is worshiped with devotion as Gouri.