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Cholamba Dance

Cholamba, a dance form of Ropa Valley in Himachal Pradesh, is performed when a tiger is killed.

Before the performance, the skin of the animal is stuffed, and a gold ornament is placed in its nose. After this, the people dance around the corpse. An attractive feature is that the dancers form a pattern of coiled serpent during the performance.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kinnaur


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