While Chilori is the dance of only girls, the Hiroria of Madhya Pradesh is a dance of men only. It is performed in the lunar month of Shravan, corresponding to July/August. It is also known as Dandaa-nritya, because the dancers hold batons in both their hands and while dancing in circular movement hit the batons held by the nearest dancer. It is some what similar to the Dandia Raas of Gujarat. The dancers make various kinds of choreographic patterns. Musical accompaniment is provided by Dhol and Timki, the drums, flute, cymbals, and Chitkora, a kind of castanets. Songs accompanying the dance is called hiroria-siring. When the rhythm changes, the choreographic pattern also change.
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