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Porbandar’s Authentic Gujarati Mer(Maher) dances(Video)

Mehr ( Maher ) Dandiya Raas Folk Dance



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It’s Gujarat’s authentic mer (maher) Dandiya raas from Porbandar(Saurashtra) being performed at Royal Albert London in video. Look at how this dance starts at slow pace and then incrementally catches a speed at last. Look at the authentic styles, look how they can bend their legs, how they jump together. It’s difficult to do but these guys are trained since their childhood to do these dance tricks.

Mehr ( Maher ) Sword Folk Dance (Warrior Dance)



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And this is Porbandar’s Maher community’s very famous sword dance. This is actually a warrior dance in which warriors are motivated to fight aggressively. Song being sung is Shivaji’s halardu.

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  1. AMOL says:

    It is called “Vilambit Raas”. It has “vilamb” in its Dhol beats. In general drum beats are in multiple of 4 and 2. This Raas has 4.5 beats. Its very hard to play, sing and dance. It looks slow in the beginning but ask the players who performs this dance. Its truly amazing and these players perfomrs gracefully. Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat.

  2. This dance is called MANIYARO in maher community,this famous Maniyaro Ras (dandiya) played at HOLI fastival and at other social events olso.Dancers are clothed in treditional maher dress,known as CHORANI(Pent),AANGANI(Shirt),PAGHADI(Hat),BETAI(West belt type),PHINTIYO(Red belt on solder).

  3. Kumar says:

    awsome !!! great work..thanx for the downloding this video

  4. GIGAN ODEDARA & MADDY LOVE says:

    IT IS MIREECAL N IT’S PROUD FOR MAHER. MAHER IS THE REAL POWER ,WE PROUD TO BE MAHER .

  5. KUNAL ODEDRA says:

    SUPPRB YAAR….
    `

  6. KUNAL ODEDRA says:

    ITS A GR8 EXPRNCE FOR ME TO PERFORM IN “THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL”…
    N THTS ALL HAPPENED B’COZ OF ONLY N ONLY “RANABHAI SIDE” WITHOUT HIM MANIYARO RAAS IS NTHING…

    HE WAS D PERSON WHO TOUGHT ME HOW TO SPIN TWO SWORD….N LUCKILY GOT CHANCE…

    THX TO SIR RANABHAI…

  7. PPD says:

    Indeed a matter of proud for all Indians and especially us Gujaratis…….
    The form of dance reminds us how rich our culture is.

    This becomes even more special for so many of Gujaratis who are living outside India in some western countries. When we see such marvelous show of our age old dancing skills, we do realize what the Hip-Hop, Break Dance and all other western forms of dance are missing in them.

    Congratulations to the people involved.
    Jai jai Garvi Gujarat

  8. kuman says:

    kya bhat he bhai
    he to saurashtra ki moj he bhai
    jay bharat mata
    jay garvi gujrat

  9. ANANT PARMAR says:

    Maher community as well Maher Raas Mandal Porbandar-chhaya
    are Jwell of Gujarat as well Kathiyawad.
    Yesterday i again repeat enjoyed all Raas at Jamnagar-Shamyaprass(Rameshbhi Oza’s Katha place) by Hon. Karshanbhai Bhootiya Parivar-Thanks to Karshanbhai Bhootiya Parivar for such culture programme, I personaly salute him.
    I have also thankful to my friend Chhagan Modhwadia-Jamnagar also to give me a previlage to seen Maher Raas occassionally.
    Thanx …
    All the best wishes to Maher community as well Maher raas mandal too.

  10. robot says:

    I dnt knw . How to play it but it so amazing…i cant do any step

  11. jaymal kara odedra says:

    were nics. Kyabat he

  12. Rajesh R Rajshakha says:

    i know play maniyaro. . . .
    it’s amazing…….

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