Ghungroo………Pride of an Indian Dancer.

The ghungroo is a type of musical anklet that is tied around the calves of dancers in India in order to intensify the rhythmic acoustics of the feet. Ghungroos are a traditional and crucial part of many different Indian classical dances, including Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi.

Indian classical dancers (as well as classical dancers from other parts of the Indian subcontinent) are required to wear ghungroos in order to ensure the audience can identify and appreciate the complex footwork that goes into the dance. The ghungroo produces a pleasing tinkling sound which is the perfect musical adornment for the complex yet fluid movements that are characteristic of Indian dance.

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3 Comments

  1. Love the sound of those tiny bells… great to know more about them!

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  2. IndiaNetzone says:

    Odissi is believed to be oldest form of Indian dance according to the various sculptural evidences available. Temples has been the basis of cultural life in this state therefore Odissi dance has been closely connected with their routine activities. Odissi dances show signs of Buddhism, Tantrism, Shaivism, and Vaishnavism.
    https://www.indianetzone.com/1/odissi.htm

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