The Kinnauri men and women perform this dance as a prelude
to the ‘Dakyang’.
It is a carefree dance of the Kinnauri men.
This is a folk dance of Rampur district.
This is a macho martial dance in which men flourish their ‘dangras’ (axes) in big open movements.
It is the devotional Buddhist dance of the Lahul and Spiti
is performed by the Gaddi women.
This is a joyful dance of the Kinnauras, which is performed
on almost all the festive occasions with the participation
of both men and women.
It is usually performed in the ‘gompas’ during
Dangi is a lively women's dance of the Chhatrari village in
This is an agricultural dance of Lahaul and Spiti.
It is a dance for couples performed in Lahaul and Spiti.
This dance is performed during the festival of Lohri.
Losar Shona Chuksam:
It is an agricultural festival dance performed by the
It is a dance drama akin to a theatrical performance by
Kayang is a folk dance of the Kinnaur district where men and
women dance in semi-circles around the musicians.
Lama Devil dance:
It is one of the most attractive dances of the Kinnauri
tribals, where the masked dancers are dressed like lions.
Losar Shona Chuksam
: This is an agricultural dance of Kinnaur that takes its
name from ‘Losar’
or the Tibetan New Year.
It is performed by the ‘Gaddis’
(shepherds) of Himachal Pradesh.
is a popular male dance of Kullu.
This dance is
performed in September to celebrate the autumn.
The Rasa is a
dance from Sirmaur, where the dancers form chains (‘pindi-bandhas’) or
concentric circles and sing songs depicting love stories.
This dance should not be confused with the Manipuri Ras or
the ‘rasa’ dances of Braj.
is danced on festive occasions in Lahaul and Spiti.
It is a male dance of Lahaul-Spiti, where the dancers also
sing in praise of Lord Buddha.
This is a women's dance performed during the Suhi fair held
in the Spring Season.
or snow lion is a Buddhist dance performed to ensure peace
It is a dance of archery.