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Folk dance of Kullu

Folk dance of Kullu District is Naati and it is performed in a group. Naati not only performed during function but also while worshiping the local Deities. It is a group dance by both male and female and Dhol, Nagara, Shehnai, Karnal, and Ransinghe are the popular music instruments played during Naati with the folk songs.
Folk dance of Kullu

The female dancer wears traditional Kulluvi woolen dresses over their cloths called Pattu during the folk dance. Pattu is a woolen cloth little bigger than shawl which has beautiful embroidery of woolen threads. Pattu is tied with the pins with silver chain and women wear lots of silver and gold ornaments. Their heads are covered with a piece of cloth called Dhatu and they wear the handmade footwear called Pullas.

While on the other hand, the male dancer wears a long woolen coat with pleats called Chola and tight woolen pant called Suthan and Chola is tied on the waist with the help of a piece of cloth called Dora. Male also wear a woolen cap with the hanging garland made up of colorful threads. 

One can see this dance during some function in Manali or even during season period local Naati is also arranged by Himachal Tourism at Mall Road Manali to entertain Tourists. Last year more than 8000 female dance of Kullu Valley dance together in Kullu Dusherra and made a record. This local dance shows the rich culture of Kullu Valley.

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