Karthi is performed by both men and women. Unlike Bhangra and Jhumar, in this dance there is a ritual beginning in which a God of harvest is worshiped first. Then women singing songs lead the procession to the place of the dance. Men follow them. Karthi is not as vigorous as Bhangra and Jhumar. In this dance a reeded wind instrument like Shehnai is used. The dancers perform in circular formation with men and women alternating and holding hands of the nearest dancers on either sides.
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