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Folk dance of Kullu


Folk dance of Kullu District is Naati and it is performed in 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.

Female dancer wear traditional Kulluvi woollen dress over their cloths called Pattu during folk dance. Pattu is a woollen cloth little bigger than shawl which have beautiful embroidery of woollen threads. Pattu is tied with the pins with silver chain and women wear lots of silver and golden ornaments. Their heads is covered with a piece of cloth called Dhatu and they wear the handmade footwear called Pullas.

While on the other hand , the male dancer wear a long woollen coat with pleats called Chola and tight woollen pant called Suthan and Chola is tied on the waist with the help of a piece of cloth called Dora. Male also wear a woollen cap with 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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