Raas, a dance from that involves beating together dandiya or pair of sticks, was the favourite dance of Krishna, and is immortalized as the theme of various paintings and art forms. Men and women often dance together, which is rate for non-tribal dance in india.

These distinctions are disappearing, with men now joining women in Garbas, dandiya no longer restricted to Raas, and modern orchestras replacing the traditional drummer accompanied by a wind or string instrument.