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FolkSongs & Dance

By Narender Singh Sandhu

The folk culture, i.e art, dances, drama etc. not only provide wholesome entertainment to the involved parties, but it is a reflection of the social standard, its originality and rituals of the earliest time, when gods were invoked through music and dance. The people Of Himachal, have reason to be proud of their rich cultural traditions, which they have preserved for ages despite the outside interference and intrusion, People regard the folk dances as an essential and integral part of their lives and believe in their magical effects. These are, however, not restricted to festivals and fairs, but are performed at all community functions or gathering--- a marriage, childbirth, or the worshipping of a god. . The women are as enthusiastic and free in the matter of dancing, as the man and so freely take part and mix dances