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Dihanam - Sri guru Sankardev

Dihanam - Sri guru Sankardev

Dihanam refers to congregational prayers sung by women accompanied by 'nagera', kettle drums and hand clapping. Cymbals called 'tal' and 'khol', the double-headed barrel-shaped drum may also be used.The women sing in call and response style. The songs are usually taken from Vaishnava religious scriptures like Kirtan-ghosa. Sometimes verses from Bargit or other devotional genres are sung. This Dihanam is in praise of the Assamese saint Sankardeva.