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Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Lok Sangeets and Lok Geet of Himachal Pradesh GK

In this section today we are going to throw light on Himachal’s Lok Sangeets , Festivals and Fairs of Himachal Pradesh.
Lok Sangeets and Lok Geet of Himachal Pradesh GK

Lok Sangeets (Folk Music):


  • ·         Nuala Lok Sangeet belongs to Chamba District. In this Lord Shiva songs are sung by people of Chamba with dancing. On this opportunity , in some places ,sheep are also offered.
  • ·         If Disciple found any sheep or goat in their way , they will eat them and dancing while drinking their blood.


  1. ·         Echlia is sung before the marriage of any girl till 1 Month. This Lok Sangeet is sung till Mid Night and making music from Earthen Pot(Matka) , Plates and Drums.
  2. ·         On this eve people sung the Lord Shiva Vivah Songs, Ram Vivah songs etc.


  • ·         Jagra is also known as Jagrata or Sukkha (Sukhna).


  • ·         There are lots of Wrestling (Chinz), Fairs and Jaatrayein.
  • ·         People worship their God and Goddess to fulfil their wishes for this they do swang.
  • ·         People brings Chariot (dole) on Chamba’s Minjar Fair, Mandi’s Shivaratari, Kullu’s Dussehhra, Sirmour’s Renuka Fair and Sujanpur’s Holi.
  • ·         On Lohri boys sing Lohri or Hiran Ka Swang on the doors of Village’s people and entertain them.

Lok Geet (Folk Songs):

The folk songs (lok geet) of Himachal Pradesh can be divided into 5 different parts:
  • 1.       Sanskar and Parivaar Vishayak Songs
  • 2.       Shringaar and love songs
  • 3.       Seasonal Songs
  • 4.       Religious Songs
  • 5.       Prabandh and Historic Songs

Sanskaar and Parivaar Songs:

  • ·         Bihaiyan for Birth , Anniversary and Mundan
  • ·         Suhaag for Girl’s Marriage and Ghoriyan , samut and Saand for Boy’s Marriage

Shringaar and Love Songs:

  • ·         Famous songs Kunju Chanchlo of Kullu and Kangra
  • ·         Shringaar Parak Jhuri Song of Srimour
  • ·         Siraj ki Dassi famous song from district Mandi
  • ·         Pantu and chajoti is famous from Prashar Dhar

Religious songs:

  • ·         People sing Bahjan and Kirtans of Mata Vaishno Devi and Adi Shakti

Historic Songs:

  • ·         In Sirmour, people called Historical Stories as Haar. There are 18 Haar songs.

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