In the eastern part of Rajasthan Kathchi Ghori dance is mostly performed at the time of marriage ceremony. The dance is generally performed by dancers belonging to Kumbhar and Bavaria communities. As the name of the dance suggests, it is a dance of false horse rider. To the both ends of a pair of bamboo rods two baskets are tied. The head of a horse prepared with paper-mache is fixed to one of the baskets. To the other a bunch of flex fibers are tied to suggest the tail of the horse. The dancer gets into the dummy horse at the middle of the space between the two bamboo rods and adjusts it at his waist so that it appears as if he was riding a horse. The dancer is dressed like a bridegroom. Traditionally, four to five dancers perform the dance. The musical accompaniment to the dance is provided by Dhol, the dium, and Turahi, a wind instrument made of brass.
The Bhil tribal community of Rajasthan performs Jhoria dance at the time of marriage ceremony. Both men and women perform the dance. The male dancers form one circle and the female dancers form another and dance to the music provided by Dhol, the drum, Shehnai, the reeded wind instrument, and Nagara, a large bowl-shaped drum with one face.
The marriage dance of Lakshadweep is called Kolkali. It is performed by men only. About twelve to sixteen dancers perform the dance. They beat two sticks that provide the percussion music. The leader plays a pair of cymbals. The dress of the dancers is very simple consisting of a lungi, a banian, and a scarf over the head. The dance begins with a slow tempo that gradually increases and become quite vigorous at the finale.
The Devar-attam is prevalent in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. It is professionally conducted by a group of performing artist belonging to Kampalattu Nayakkar community. It is danced by men only wearing white costume. The headgear is also white from which dangles a colored bead. Seven or nine or eleven dancers are required to perform this dance on the occasion of a marriage ceremony. Specific songs are sung to the accompaniment of the drum music provided by Urumi. At times a long flute is also played.
Gaja Nach, which literally means the dance of elephant, is performed by the shepherd community called Dhangar who live in Maharashtra. Since it is considered auspicious, the dance is also performed at the time of temple festivals. The dance is performed with a slow tempo and swaying movements that evoke the gait of an elephant in a stylized way. The dancers also hold colorful scarves which when moved in a swaying manner suggest the fanning of elephant’s ears. The Pavato provides the melodic music and percussion music is provided by the Khaital and Dhol.