Himalayan town of Chamba is bustling with people who have come from far and near to see
Minjar fair. The fair is a large one and there are stalls selling different household
items and food.
Merry-go-rounds, folk and pop dancers, singers of traditional Himachali songs, Punjabi
light music and the huge crowd enjoying themselves make the fair a lively and colourful
one. We found that Minjar is a well managed fair and a visitor to Chamba town at the time
of Minjar is likely to have a pleasing time.
- Prabal Pramanik ©
||Sirmaur Gee Dance, Rasa, Burah Dance, Kariyala and Thoda.
Kullu District Naati, Kharait, Ujagjama and Chadhgebrikar.
Lahaul and Spiti Shunto, Shaboo, Gafila.
Kinnaur Losar Shona Chuksam.
Chamba - Dangi and Sikri.
||Shunto in Lahaul and Spiti, Losar Shona Chuksam in
Romance, Extra Marital Affair, Festivals, Marriages, Birth, Death and Harvest Season.
||To the Women
Dance Sikri, Performed During the Suhi Fair Held in Spring. This Song Tells About the
Beauty of Flowers and Season.
Songs Chhinj, Laman, Jhoori, Gangi, Mohana and Tappe.
Family Songs Losi, Pakkahad and Suhaag.
Mourning and War Alhaini, Bare Haren.
Seasonal and Child Birth Dholru and Soohadiyan
|Not to be
Dance Where Men Artists Perform in Open Air With Arms in Their Hands.
Dhol, Dholku, Dolki, Nagara, Dammama, Damanght, Nagarth, Gajju, Doru, Hudak and
Wind Instruments Rana Singha, Karnal, Turhi and Flute or Bishudi,
Algoja (twin flutes), Shehnai or Peepni.
Percussion Instruments - Jhanjh (large cymbals), Manjira (small
cymbals), Chimta (tongs), Ghanta (gongs), Ghariyal (large gong), Thali (platter), Ghunghru
(bells) and Kokatha Murchang (a stringed instrument played with a bow with bells).
Stringed Instruments Ektara, Kindari Davatra, Gramyang or Rabab,
Sarnagi, Jumang and Ruman.
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