dandia

n. [Gujrati] a Gujrati group dance form where men and women participate in pairs

The dancers hold decorated bamboo sticks called _dandias_ in their

hands. At the end of these "dandias", tiny bells or ghungroos are tied, which create a jingling sound when the sticks are struck with each other.

Dandiyas, along with garbhas, are very popular during the Navratri

season in October.