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Ghoomar – a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan.

Ghoomar

The Folk Dance

Ghoomar or ghumar is a conventional society dance of Rajasthan. It was the Bhil clan who performed it to revere Goddess Sarasvati which was subsequently embraced by different Rajasthani people group

Ghoomar or ghumar is a conventional society dance of Rajasthan. It was the Bhil clan who performed it to revere Goddess Sarasvati which was subsequently embraced by different Rajasthani people group. The dance is predominantly performed by hidden ladies who wear streaming dresses called ghaghara. The dance commonly includes entertainers pirouetting while at the same time moving all through a wide circle. The word ghoomna portrays the spinning development of the artists and is the premise of the word ghoomar.

As per the customary ceremonies, recently wedded lady of the hour is supposed to move ghoomar on being invited to her new conjugal home.Ghoomar is much of the time performed on exceptional events, for example, at weddings, celebrations and strict events. which here and there goes on for a really long time.

'Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy' was laid out by Maharani Rajmata Goverdhan Kumari of Santrampur in 1986, to safeguard and advance ghoomar society dance. The Government of India granted her the fourth most elevated regular citizen distinction of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for her commitments to expressions.

'Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy' was laid out by Maharani Rajmata Goverdhan Kumari of Santrampur in 1986, to safeguard and advance ghoomar society dance. The Government of India granted her the fourth most elevated regular citizen distinction of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for her commitments to expressions.

Ghoomar is of Bhil tribe performed to worship goddess Sarasvati which was later embraced by other Rajasthani communities. Bheels were a strong community at that time and were in constant war with Rajput kings. After much fighting peace was made and they began interacting with each other. Ghoomar was performed at Rajputana by local women, later on Rajput elite women also started participating in the dance. Men were not allowed at these dance performances. Ghoomar became popular in the Indian state of Rajasthan during the reigns of Rajput kings, and is typically performed by women during auspicious occasions. Women perform ghoomar with ghoonghaton their head covering their face. The dance form acquires different style and slight change in attire with the different regions of Rajasthan. Ghoomar is performed with faster beats in areas adjoining Gujarat, steps similar to garba style, while slower beats in Dhaulpur Karauli Braj kshetra, similarly difference in attire and dancing style can be seen in Udaipur, Kota, Bundi etc.

As a traditional dance, ghoomar often includes traditional songs such as

As a traditional dance, ghoomar often includes traditional songs such as "Gorband", "Podina", "Rumal" and "Mor Bole Re". Songs might be centered on royal legends or their traditions.

  • "Jaipur jao to"-Traditional Rajasthani Folk Dance 
  • "Chirmi Mhari Chirmali"
  • "Aave Hichki" – Traditional Rajasthani Ghoomar song
  • "Mhari Ghoomar Chye Nakhrali"
  • "Jawai Ji Pawna" – Rajasthani folk song
  • "Taara Ri Chundadi"
  • "Mharo Gorband Nakhralo"
  • "Naina Ra Lobhi"
  • "Aur Rang De "
  • "Ghoomar"

Watch Video Of Ghoomar Dance

Ghoomar (Original Song) | Most Popular Rajasthani Dance Song | Seema Mishra | Veena MusicGhoomar (Original Song) | Most Popular Rajasthani Dance Song | Seema Mishra | Veena Music

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