In Rajasthan, it is customary for newlywed women to perform the ghoomar dance as a ritual, often joined by many other women, including her in-laws and neighbors. There is no time limit for this folk dance, and it may continue for hours or even the whole night. During the ghoomar dance, the performers move in a circular direction with both clockwise and anti-clockwise steps. At times, they join their hands or clap as part of the performance.
The dance form exhibits different styles and slight variations in attire across the various regions of Rajasthan. In Udaipur, for example, it resembles the Garba of neighboring Gujarat and carries a strong musical essence. Ghoomar performances often include traditional songs like “Gorband,” “Chirmi Mhari Chirmali”, “Mhari Ghoomar,” and “Mor Bole Re.” These songs may revolve around royal legends or depict their traditions.