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Folk songs

admin 09:31:pm Feb 17 2017

Living in the mountains mostly in places that are not easily accessible , the people of the district have been able to preserve their culture, folklore, folksongs and folk dances.

Folk songs are usually traditional and are sung particularly by the women, who work very hard in the fields from morning till night in all kind of weather. During the month Chaitra the women of the village gather at a central place and sing traditional song which generally relate deeds of heroism, love and the hard life which they have to lead in the hills. In the district, fairs, festivals, religious and social gatherings are the main occasions for recreation and amusement. On special occasions people arrange Swangs (open air dramatic performances) particularly depicting scenes or legends connected with Shiva and Parvati.

On special occassions like engagements , marriages men and women sing chorus songs known as Mangals.

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