Introduction to the Tappeta Gullu of Andra Pradesh:
Tappeta Gullu is a kind of Folk Dance that derives it origin from the folk cultures in India. These cultures made their impact especially after the 19th century when they seeped into the country and swayed it with its melodious rhythms. It came from the west and gradually made a place for itself in the theaters, folk dances, ballads and dance drama. One such form of dance is Tappeta Gullu. Tappeta Gullu is often regarded as a ritualistic performance. This is due to its religious inclination. It was previously performed by the shepherds to appease the Rain God known as Gangamma. . Afterwards it emerged as a special form of dance drama, with a touch of religiosity. It had been popular amongst the Yadavas but later found its way into the ordinary circle.
Description of the Tappeta Gullu Dance:
In marriage ceremonies the Tappeta Gullu dance became a common choice. Even today this dance is preferred to the rest especially amongst the Yadava Community from where it had originated. The Gangamma Festival begins on the day Bhisma Ekadasi and engages the entire village during that occasion. In this occasion the Tappeta Gullu creates magic.