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Chhura Song

Chhura is a type of song sung by the shepherds inhabiting the hilly regions of Tehri Garhwal District in Uttaranchal. These songs are sung by the old and experienced shepherds. The songs form an important part of the training process that a young shepherd has to undergo.

The Chhura songs contain words of advice for the young shepherds. They teach all the aspects involved in the trades, especially the method for grazing sheep and goats. Apart from the usual knowledge, they also contain the tricks of the trade that the older persons learnt in their lifetime.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Tehri Garhwal


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