Curated by Mayuri Upadhya
Maher community belongs to the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, and have played a major role in the 1600 years history of the region. Traditionally a warrior community that turned settled agriculturists, Maher in the past danced to celebrate holi, to celebrate victory over cattle raiders or opponents in war. Male members of the community can be distinguished by large mustaches and white turbans. Wood sticks and axe are their main weapons and they are well trained in swordsmanship.