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The Demon Dance

Demon (rakshasa) dance

This dance comes from the kimmaur area reminiscent of the pre-historic period. Kimmaur are referred as playful deer.


Performance—this dance form is performed with demon masks numbering three, five, seven or nine. It depicts the attack of the demons on the crops and their ritual chasing away by the forces of good. ‘Chhambha’ is similar to the Punjabi dance Bhangra. Dressed in their demon costumes and masks, the dancers look quite awesome. These dances are arranged in areas which have a low population.

Demon Dance    Demon Dance

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