NATI

Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh


NATI 

Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Traditional folk dance.  Image source – encoresway.com

ORIGIN 

Dev Nati is a traditional folk dance, originated in the Western and Centeral Hills of the Indian subcontinent ( Himachal Pradesh ). Nati is performed in the districts like Kullu, Sirmour, Shimla, Chamba, Kinnar, etc. Mainly it is originated from Kullu only. This dance is popular in plain areas like Dehradun, Chandigarh, etc. The important variety in Nati is Losar Shone Chuksom which come from the word Losai, meaning New Year . It is also perform while sowing the crop . 

Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Nati , traditional folk dance of Himachal Pradesh Image source – encoresway.com

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 

Kullu Nati got Guinness World Record Certificate in January 2016 . It is one of the largest folk dance in the world . It was published in The Times of India on 3rd February 2016 . 

COSTUMES USED 

  • Females : They wear costumes such as Churidaar, Ghagra, Pyjama, Chola, Decorative caps, etc. They also wear gold and silver ornaments that are ” Chanki and Tunki “.
  • Males : They wear costumes like Decorated caps, Swirling tunics, Sashes and Churidaar. 
Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Nati , traditional folk dance of Himachal Pradesh Image source – encoresway.com
Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Nati traditional folk dance of Himachal Pradesh Image source – encoresway.com
Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Traditional folk dance of Himachal Pradesh Image source – encoresway.com

INSTRUMENTS USED 

The instruments used in this dance form ( Nati) are Shennai, Dhol, Narsingha and Nagara.

Music instruments used in Nati folk dance , Himachal Pradesh
Music instruments used : Image source – google

HOW NATI IS PERFORMED? 

In Nati, a group of women / men arrange themselves in a circle and dance on the beats of the instruments. No festival or function is celebrated without dance and the dance form such as  Nati is perform all over the region . It reflects the culture and the tradition of Himachal Pradesh

 How to do Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Traditional folk dance of Himachal Pradesh Image source – encoresway.com
Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Traditional folk dance of Himachal . Image source – encoresway.com
Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Traditional folk dance . Image source – encoresway.com

 

TYPES 

  1. Sirmouri Nati 
  2. Kinnauri Nati 
  3. Thoda
  4. Gaddi
  5. Barada Nati
  6. Bangani Nati 
  7. Kulvi Nati
  8. Mahasuvi Nati 
  9. Jaunpuri Nati 
  10. Harul Nati
  11. Shimla Nati
  12. Losar Shone Chuksom 
How to do Nati folk dance of Himachal Pradesh
Nati , traditional folk dance of Himachal Pradesh Image source – encoresway.com

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  1. Woww. Promoting himachali culture and making everybody know about the nati dance form. You did it so perfectly dear. More power to you.

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