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Lavani
History/Origin
A popular form of music in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, the word Lavani originates from
Some Albums
o Aaj Yaho Mhare Yajman
Artists who made it famous
• Vithabai Narayangaonkar • Yamunabai Vaikar
Best known proponents today
•Vidula Madhusudan Sathaye • Madhu Kambikar • M. V. Dhond • Balasaheb Chandore • Pallavi Jadhav •Lata Punekar
High points/Memorable Moments
• Tanushree Dutta has sizzled in a lavani number ‘Mala Laagli Kona Chi Hichki’ in Vishram Sawant’s ‘Risk’.
Trivia
o Lavani expert M. V. Dhond has written a book titled Marathi Lavani.  

o Lavani performances are no longer restricted to Puneri festivals, but are being applauded by other communities as well.