Tamang community performs this dance in the hilly areas.
They are like Sherpas and are quite brave. By tradition
they are also good fighters and hard worker specially was
popular as woodcutter. This dance is performed in
accompaniment of the playing of a hand drum named Damphu
with a team of boys and girls.
In the language of the Sherpa people who live in the
high Himalayan slopes of northern Nepal, 'Shyabru' means
feet and 'ru' means movement on rhythm, so the dance
Shyabru menas 'rhythmic feet'. The Sherpas are brave,
intrepid people, known world over as superb mountaineers.
They live and face unimaginable hardship with courage and
Jyapu community from the Newar community of Kathmandu
and Jyapu are famous as well as hard worker for
agriculture product. During the festival time either
special function of them, Jyapu peoples are dancing with
the music of Dhimey also this Jyapu communities are
popular as well as dancer of Nepal. So Dhimey danceis
typical dance belong to Jyapu community of Kathmandu
valley, which is performed during the festival, and after
they reap the good harvest.
The meaning of Sorathee is the number of sixteen
beautiful queens. Long time ago, it was small – small
stare it is in the Himalayas. One of King "JYAISHANGE"
from east country and once of queen "Himaiti" from west:
among from the one state were took sixteen another queens
for dancing and enjoying including the Hyamaiti queen.
This dance is mostly performed in a large group. This is a
very popular folk dance of Gurung as well as Magar
community of Nepal.
Nepal is a very small country although her is much
different diversity living in same community original from
the District of
southern part of Bhopure (Yarai) situated in the far
eastern development region of Nepal called BHOJPURI have
their own culture, language and tradition. This dance is
very popular on southernmost part of Nepal. It is similar
with the Indian culture of northern part.
Gurung and Magars are very popular for brave and fighters
as well as Gorkaha's Soldiers worldwide. These peoples are
entirely interested for internment frequently in there
community. During there internment they do dance and
singing also this dance is performed during the different
festive occasion in the western pars of Nepal where boys
and girls and dance in pairs.
JHANKRI (Witch Doctor):
Jhankri means the doctor pf witch. During the bygone
days when there were no medical facilities in the county,
the sick people used to be taken to the Witch Doctor to
get cured. Even
nowadays in the remote village of Nepal this practice is
still prevailing. One can see in this dace how witch
doctor cures a patient.
The Fisherman community (called in Nepalese word "MAJHI")
is popular as well as a name of DHIMAL live in Terai Part
of Eastern Nepal. There profession is fishing always.
Specially in a rainy day, before going to fishing, these
people would like to enjoy with a drink and dace also
singing because of there happens although Dhimal
communities celebration there special Festival "PARBA"
during the month of April, in this festival they Do DHIMAL
TAPPA: This dance is popular among the Gurung
community in the Rapti zone in Nepal, especially in the
Dang district. The daces starts in a slow key and the
tempo gets faster and faster towards the end. It is based
in the rhythm or beating of the hand drum, popularly known
as pappa, and hence the name of the dace is Tappa.
Maithila, once ruled by the illustrious philosopher
King Janak during the prehistoric period, a rich heritage
of folk daces is what is known as a 'Jhijhiya Naach' It is
the dance participated by a group of young women. It is
performed during the great festival of Bijaya Dasami. On
their head the performing women carry lanterns (pots made
by clay) with several holes and diyos (candles lit with
mustard oil) inside, thus allowing light to come out
through the holes. On the lantern is a dhakan (a cover
made of clay) with fire burning and dried dung
cakes. Women purposely dance slowly with lanterns on their
heads so that the holes can be counted. This dance said to
be influenced by the Tantrik cult and performed mainly to
protect people from evil spirits.
The khyali dance has district folk flacon. Its mood is
one of fun & gaiety as the world 'Khyali' suggest. In this
dace the young people indulge happy banter and romance. It
is not unusual for a young man to win his bridge at such
song and dance contest he can take girl as his wife.
This is a very popular dace of Maithali people living in
the hot flat land of the southern part of Nepal. Dehats
literally means the 'village of Plains', which are
popularly known as the 'tarai'. This dance is especially
noted for the movements of the body and facial
expressions. It is the romantic dace of spring and autumn
festival when the young people attempt to attract each
Based on love theme, it is very popular amongst the
young boys and girls in the western hilly part of Nepal.
Jhyaure songs and dances are the media of entertainment in
the hilly regions of Nepal. This dance is very free and
not restricted to any time but even during the
rice-plating season it may be seen. The girls will sing
the Jhyaure song and boys reply in the same manner. It is
very joyful song and is a ritualized love theme.
The Jhumra is based on a Sanskrit text, the Geet
dance is peculiar to the Tharu community, a tribe living
in al hot, plain belt of Nepal in the southeast and
southwest of the kingdom. This dace is performed on
special festival occasion like Bada Dashain, which is the
most important of all Nepalese festivals. This dance has
several local variations such as, the Jhumri, Jhumra,
Dhumar and Dhumra.
This dance is performed by the Magars, a community
which inhabit the mid-hills of Nepal. The dance is woven
around the ever-perennial theme of love. It is performed
in a spirit of gay
abandonment, harmony and joy.
This dance is very popular in the Terai region of
Nepal. This dance is preformed in a large group of Jhangar
communities. Especially I a day of full moon of August,
these peoples are singing and dancing for the celebration
of completed the work in the filed organize in full
People from the Tharu community are living in the
Terai of western part of Nepal. These people are mostly
living out of civilize with there own tradition. So this
dance is popular in Tharu community, they performing
Chanchar dance devoted of Lord God Krishna.
Rai, Limbu also very popular for brave and fighters as
well as Gorkha's Soldiers worldwide and these peoples
living in the Northern part of Eastern Nepal. Young boys
and girls during the different festive of occasion of Rai,
Limbu, mostly they perform Chyambrung dance, which is
RATAULI ( RODI):
This dance is performed in a Rodighar. It is a short
of club house, where young boys and girls of Gurung
community gather in the evening and have fun with their
dances and singing. If they fall in love between girls and
boys each other, they get married too. This was very
popular of mid-western Nepal. Gradually this is eradicated
This dance is performed in the marriage ceremony. In
this dance you will see how the young boys and girls enjoy
during the marriage ceremony with music of tyamko (like a
drum) in the remote region of Nepal.
Khukuri is the famous weapon, which the Gorkhali (Gorkha
Soldiers) have become very famous in every battle field.
In this dance the dancer shows the skills of using the
Khukuri (Gorkha Knife) which is used in killing the
enemies. Gorkha Soldiers are great popular for winnings
Victoria Cross medal in II world war by the using of
The meaning of Arati is a kind of special presented
praying which shown by oil lamp before start the program
that called " Arati" in Hinduism. Once upon a time
in the golden age, this dance is dedicated to "Nataraj".
According to the Hindu's Philosophy (Shiva Puran), the
meaning of Nataraj is period of dancing by Lord God
"SHIVA". Therefore in Hindu's Culture people want to
present first Arati with the dance of Natraj before start
the program. In this dace light will be put off and dancer
will come with candle light in their hand.
Yak is a popular mountain carrier in the mountainous
regions of Nepal. In this dance, a Yak boy and Yak is
shown. Yak is a very lovable animal; people drink its
milk, get lots of cheese and also make use of
transportation of goods . This is the only animal, which
can carry loads in high altitudes.
Yeti means Snow man. According to the analyses history
of snowman, nobody can see the particular snowman although
specialist finds some of yeti's foot signals in the
Himalayas and as the signal of Yeti's foots, we believe
our expectations snowman, which we will appear front of