Nupura Dance Academy Home | Abhyankar Footwear Pvt. Ltd. | Leather and Rubber Footwear | Trusted Leather Footwear manufacturer in the India | Gents Leather and Rubber Chappal | Gents Leather and Rubber Sandal | Gents Leather and Rubber Shoes | Mens Leather and Rubber Chappal | Mens Leather and Rubber Sandal | Gents Leather and Rubber Shoes | Ladies Leather and Rubber Chappal | Ladies Leather and Rubber Sandal | Ladies Leather and Rubber Shoes | Womens Leather and Rubber Chappal | Womens Leather and Rubber Sandal | Womens Leather and Rubber Shoes | Kids Leather and Rubber Chappal | Kids Leather and Rubber Sandal | Kids Leather and Rubber Shoes

Jogwa

Jogwa actually means alms given to a person, usually known as a Jogta or a Jogtin. They are forced by the society to give up everything and serve God. A jogta has to give up the fact of being a man and suppress all his desires. A jogtin is expected to give up herself, she cannot get married, have children or have a life of her own. This tradition was followed in the rural areas in the ancient times and like any tradition was flexible enough for those in power to misuse it. It is known to be still followed in some villages in Karnataka.

The dance performed during worshiping Goddess “Yellamma” to ask her blessings with energetic, wild moves. The dress is typical maharashtrian green nauwari sadi with hair open and yellow powder called “bhandar” on the whole forehead.

Performances on Jogwa