Kalbeliya Dance



"This is a famous dance of females belonging to gujjar community of Kishangarh. These ladies carry brass pots on their heads balancing it to perfection. Often these pots are kept ignited with the cotton seeds dipped in oil. These lit pots display beautiful effect in the dark night. 

This dance does not have any particular movements except balancing the pots on their heads. These ladies dance like ghoomar. Instruments played are dhol, bankiya and thali. This dance is a significance of goodness and is known as a welcome dance also. 

Gujjar ladies wear big nose rings, on top of their heads they wear khol(define) of coconut. Sampan ladies wear gold ornaments, Hansli, timniya, mogri, punchi, bangdi, gajra, armlets, karli, tanka, navr are the main ornaments. 

" Dancers choreograh deft patterns with their hands while balancing brass pots on their heads. The performance is made more picturesque with the flames from cotton seeds set a alight, so that the bobbing heads create streaks of illuminated patternsRajasthan's Chari Dance as they move effortlessly around the floor. 

 Water vessels topped with lighted lamps are balanced on the head. This dance is performed by women of the Mali caste to celebrate a marriage or the birth of a male child. Gentle head movements are a must in this dance.


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