The Kachhi Ghodi Dance is one of the most popular Folk Dances of Rajasthan. This folk dance originated from the bandit regions of Shekhawati and is generally performed for the entertainment of the bridegroom’s party.This dance is performed by mens on dummy horses. Men wear elaborate costumes- red turbans and dhotis and kurtas, embellished with brilliant mirror-work and ride the dummy horses. These dancers move rhythmically to the beating of drums and fifes by holding a naked sword on theie hand while a singer narrates the exploits of the Bavaria bandits of Shekhawati region hrough his song.
Kachi Ghodi Dance, a lively folk dance, uses mock fights and the brandishing of swords, nimble sidestepping and pirouetting to the music of fifes and drums. This form of folk dance is generally performed by the tribes of Rajasthan and are reflective of the socio historical scenario peculiar to the time or race they depict. From the olden days horses have played an important role in the transportation as well in the warfare of Rajasthan. Even Maharana Pratap Singh goes untold with the mention of his loyal vehicle- Chetak. Horses were also used to symbolize royal power during those days.
The songs in the Kachhi Ghodi Dance are generally about the overt businessman and traders of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. And traders meant money; and traders meant long overnight journeys on caravans laden with expensive wares. The Kachhi Ghodi Dance Rajasthan depicts the confrontation of the bandits of the Bavaria clan of tribes with the passing commoners.