Punjabi Dhol|Rajasthani Folk Dancers|Kachhi Ghodi Artist|Puppet Show in Daman and Diu
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No wedding can be imagined without a dhol player. Dhol players are catching popularity in many cultural and festival celebration events as well. In Punjabis, dhol is irreplaceable in all kinds of celebrations and events from weddings to various festivals like Lohri, Holi, and Diwali, etc.
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Rajasthani Folk Dancers
Rajasthan, the royal state of India, is known for its rich cultural heritage. Folk dances play an important part, which is not only aesthetically pleasing but also narrate stories in a unique and captivating way. Here are eight folk dances from Rajasthan you should know about.
Quintessentially Rajasthani, Ghoomar is probably the most popular folk dance in India. This dance form was introduced by the Bhil tribe and later adopted by the royal communities of Rajasthan, including Rajputs. It is performed by women at special events and festivals, such as the arrival of a newlywed bride at her marital house, Holi and Teej.
The women wear traditional outfit, which is ghagra (a long, swirling skirt) and kanchli or choli (a blouse). To complete the ensemble, a veil is worn covering the face. The beauty of this folk genre is in its graceful movements that involve swaying hands, beating palms, and spinning around while singing traditional songs. The coordinated movement among women and their whirling outfits, coupled with the upbeat rhythms and songs, leave the spectators mesmerized.
Considered by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage, Kalbeliya is performed by the women of the namesake tribe. Women deck up in traditional costume, which is angrakhi (a jacket-like garment), odhani (veil), and black swirling ghagra (long skirt), and dance sensuously and sinuously to the music played by the men using traditional instruments, such as dholak (two-headed hand drum), khanjari (percussion instrument) and pungi (a woodwind instrument). The dance movements are mostly serpent-like, hence it is also referred to as ‘Snake Charmer dance’ or ‘Sapera dance’.
Bhavai is Rajasthan’s ritualistic dance, which is usually performed by women belonging to Kalbelia, Jat, Meena, Bhil, or Kumhar tribal communities of the state. The dance involves women balancing eight to nine brass pitchers or earthen pots on their heads as they dance and twirl with their feet on the perimeter of a brass plate or on the top of a glass. The dance is accompanied by male performers singing and playing instruments, such as harmonium, sarangi, and dholak. Because of its high level of difficulty and complexity, it takes years for the performer to master the dance form.
Kachchhi Ghodi Dance
Originating in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Kachchhi Ghodi is one of the most popular folk genres that depict the stories of the local bandits of the region through dance and music. Traditionally, only men – dressed in dhoti-kurta and turban, and riding on an elaborately decorated dummy horse – perform this dance, which is meant to be symbolic of chivalry and bravery. The rhythm of the dance is defined by the flute music and drums, and the dancers usually mock fights using swords to complement the rhythm. It is mostly performed during weddings or social events.
Featuring attractive dance movements, traditional instruments, and colorful outfits, Gair is predominantly performed by the Bhil community, mainly on festivals such as Janmashtami (celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna) and Holi. Both men and women dance together, dressed in traditional garbs. The men don a full-length tunic-like skirt complete with a stick, sword, and arrow in hand, while women wear ghagra choli.
Colorfully dressed dancers circle one another, moving in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction and swinging their arms to the powerful drum beats. The men beat their sticks when they turn, which adds a dramatic touch to the dance.
Chari is another ritualistic dance that primarily belongs to the Saini community of Ajmer and Gujjar’s of Kishangarh. Enacted by women, it is usually performed on special occasions, such as the birth of a male child, marriage, or festival. It symbolizes joy as well as representing the ritual of collecting water in chari, which means pot. The women are attired in traditional outfits and dance while balancing brass chari on their heads, along with a lighted lamp in it. The dance is accompanied by sounds of dholak, harmonium, and nagada (percussion instrument).
Kath means wood and putli means doll with no life. Kathputli is an ancient form of puppet dance that was started by the Bhat tribal community of Rajasthan several thousand years ago. Characterized by brightly colored dolls (referred to as puppets), a Kathputli performance narrates stories from Indian folklore and mythology, along with the social problems prevailing in the country. The puppets are controlled and maneuvered by the puppeteers via strings, which are attached to the puppets. The strong voices produced by the puppeteer give Kathputli dance a distinctive flavor.
The centerpiece of Rajasthan’s Holi festival, Chang is a lively folk dance that originated from the Shekhawati region (Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, and Sikar). Also called Dhamal, the highlighted characteristic of this dance form is the fast-paced rhythmic beats of the chang instrument (a type of tambourine), upon which a group of men dance, sing and carouse. Another notable feature is that some men dress up like women – donning traditional attire and performing ghoomar, which certainly captivates the eyes of those who watch!
As the name suggests ‘Chakri’ means Circle. It is one of the most popular folk dance forms performed by women. It is generally performed in groups who are clad in veils. It highlights the circular motion of dancers sitting on their knees, twirling round in circles. The Chakri dancers are accompanied by a group of skillful traditional singers who sing as the women start to dance. Dholak and Nagara are the main instruments used in the dance.
The Kamad community of Pokhran and Deedwana perform this dance in honor of the theft deity, Baba Ramdeo. A rather unusual performance where the men play a four-stringed instrument called a Chau-tara and the women sit with dozens of manjeeras, or cymbals, tied on me over their bodies and strike them with the ones they hold in their hands. Sometimes, the women also hold a sword between their teeth or place pots with lighted lamps on their heads.
Kathputli is a string puppet performance and is an ancient and well-known form of folk entertainment. A Kathputli basically means a puppet made of wood. Kathputli dance and performance is one of the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan. The string puppets of Rajasthan are famous as kathputhlis in the local language and the main centers where they are prepared are Jaipur and Jodhpur. The Bhatt community makes these puppets as well as performs with them.
The puppets are usually two feet in height having a wooden head with a huge nose and large eyes. The rest of the body is prepared of colorful and bright pieces of cloth and stuffed clothes which also allow for free movement. Unless they are horse riders, the puppets have no legs but are covered with a long pleated skirt. The puppet has a long thread for the head which reaches the manipulator and then joins the middle”;” the threads from the two hands of the puppet are tied to the hands of the manipulator.
The costumes are regional and traditional while the themes that are performed turn around Rajasthani historical tales or local traditions. A few characters and items like the court dancer, stunt horse rider, and snake charmer, are a necessity. The puppeteers who make these puppets and perform with them belong to the traveling Bhatt communities who have been performing for thousands of years.
The puppets in Rajasthan are one of the well-known sources of amusement in the state. The art of puppetry is practiced by a society of agricultural laborers of Rajasthan. Known as the Bhats, these people have been connected with Rajasthani string puppetry to carry forward their traditional profession. Originally they belong, to the Nagaur area in the Marwar region; they travel all over the country to show their talent. Also known by the name of the “kathputliwalas”, they usually perform the puppet shows during the late evenings.