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Ghode Modni

Event Date: March

Ghode Modni, meaning ‘horse dance,’ is a unique festival celebrated in the villages of Thane, Sattari and other places. This centuries-old tradition showcases a spectacular display of horsemanship and martial arts, with performers dressed as warriors riding decorated horses. The rhythmic sound of hooves and the colorful attire of the performers create a mesmerizing spectacle that captivates audiences. The Ghode Modni folk dance emerges as a significant highlight of the Shigmo festival, celebrated during the harvest season in Goa. Etymologically, “ghode” translates to “horse,” while “modni” signifies “joyful,” encapsulating the essence of the performance.