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Jalli Dance

Jalli Dance, also known as Julli Dance, is a religious dance form of Punjab. Jalli is associated with the Pirs – the Muslim holy men. It is generally performed in the khangahs (hermitages) of Pirs. A unique feature of this dance is that it is performed in sitting posture. The dancers wear black dress and sometimes they wear ghungroos around their waists.

Updated on 20th November, 2015


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