Ghumar, Ghūmar: 1 definition

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Ghumar means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Dance: Classical Dance: Folk

Ghūmar is a traditional women folk dance of Haryana. It is performed by groups of women in swirling robes. This folk dance gets its name from ghūmanā (the pirouetting) which displays the spectacular colours of the flowing ghāgharā (the long skirt of Haryanvi women). There is an amazing grace as the skirts flare slowly while the women twirl in circles, their faces covered with the help of the veil. They dance in measured steps and graceful inclinations of body, beating palms or snapping fingers at particular cadences, while singing some lilting songs.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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