People of Rajasthan perform Rajasthan dances to express their emotions. These folk dances of Rajasthan display the rich culture and heritage of the land. Kacchi Ghodi (dummy horse dance) is one of the important Rajasthani folk dances.
Kacchi Ghodi of Rajasthan is performed by men on dummy horses. Men wear elaborate costumes embellished with brilliant mirror-work and ride the dummy horses. The dummy horses used as prop are equally adorned with meticulous embroidery and mirrored-work.
The dancers ride the dummy horses with swords in their hands. These dancers with swords move to the beats of drums and fifes. In Kacchi Ghodi dance of Rajasthan, a singer narrates the tales of Bavaria bandits of Shekhawati region.
Upon inquiry with performers the told they now use washing machines instead of hand wash for all their costumes, however the ‘kacchi ghodi’ itself is dry cleaned sometimes.
Kacchi Ghodi dance of Rajasthan is performed on the bridegroom’s party. On the ballad song, the dancers riding on fake horses uses mock fight to dramatize the scenes of the exploits of the bandit.
Brandishing of swords and pirouetting to the beats of drums holds the attention of viewers.
Kacchi Godi of Rajasthan is a famous folk dance full of zest and colors. Moreover the dancers, dressed in brightly colored costumes, add to the visual appeal of the performance, making it a popular and memorable cultural event. The Kachi Ghodi dance reflects the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan and is an important part of the region’s artistic traditions.