National Tribal Dance Festival: ‘Second Day commenced with the Jhinjhihanna folk dance performance of Uttarakhand’

National Tribal Dance Festival: ‘Second Day commenced with the Jhinjhihanna folk dance performance of Uttarakhand’

Audiences were mesmerized to see the colourful costumes and performances of tribal artists

Art troupes from different states gave enchanting performances on the themes of festivals, rituals, harvesting and other traditions in the competitions

‘People appreciated the mesmerizing performances of the folk artists’

Raipur (the states. news)On the second day of the National Tribal Dance Festival today, folk dance competitions based on the theme traditional festivals, rituals, harvesting and other traditional practices were held at 9 am. The competitions of this category started with Jhinjhihanna folk dance of Uttarakhand. This traditional dance of Tharu community is performed by women in the month of Quar-Bhado to commemorate the arrival of the new crop. Women go door-to-door perform Jhinjhi dance and take the donation of flour and rice with ‘ghada’on their head. Jhinjhi is considered to be a form of divine and is customarily immersed in the river. After this ritual, the rice and flour so collected is used to prepare feast for people. Similarly, the Hanna dance is performed by the men of Tharu society, in which men go to every house and take donations of flour and rice. Uttarakhand team’s performance was a combination of both these folk dances. Similarly, Karma dance was presented by the participants of Chhattisgarh state. (For English News : thestates.news)

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