What is Rouf dance of Kashmir?
The Rouf is a folk dance which originated in the Muslim community of the state of Kashmir in India. The dance originated several years back in order to celebrate the good weather of the spring season and also for the purpose of merriment in the various festivals like Id-ul- Fitr.
Which state dance is Rouf?
of Jammu and Kashmir
One of the most known dance form in all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir is ‘Rouf; which is generally pronounced as ‘ruf’ in villages and as ‘row’ in cities.
What is the special dance of Jammu?
Kud Dance. One of the famous dance forms of the state is Kud dance. It is performed to honor the gods ‘Lok Devtas’ as a thanks giving ritual and is mostly done in nights.
What are the folk dances of Jammu and Kashmir?
Let’s take a look at some of the splendid folk dances of Jammu and Kashmir you must experience in the valley.
- Kud Dance. Image Source.
- Rouf Dance. Image/ Ramesh Lalwani/Flickr.
- Dumhal Dance. Image/Wikimedia.
- Hafiza Dance. Image/rajeshnyahoo.
- Bacha Nagma Dance. Image Source.
- Bhand-Pather Dance. Image Source.
Why is Rouf performed?
Rouf is primarily performed to celebrate the harvesting season of spring. Harvesting season is a special occasion for the farmers, women celebrate this occasion by dancing in unison.
What is name of Jammu dance?
Dumhal is a dance performed in the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir by the Watal tribe. Only the men folk of the wattal are privileged to perform this dance, on specific occasions and at set locations.
Who is the God of kathak?
The stories in Kathak performance generally tend to be about the Hindu god Krishna (or in some cases Shiva or Devi), and the stories come from sources such as the Bhagavata Purana, or the Indian Epics. This form of expressiveness is also found in thumri and Persian ghazals.
What is the experience of a Rouf dance in Kashmir?
Rouf is delightful to watch and hear. During the performance of rouf women wear colorful pharans and Kasaba. Rouf songs are not the same during different occasions in Kashmir except for the presentation of dancing style.
What is the folk dance of Jammu and Kashmir?
The dance is performed on Gojri songs, along with some traditional instruments. Mostly men perform this dance form; it is performed by lifting the arms and rhythmic on foot wearing Gojri traditional costumes, Salwar kameez, and Gojri turban. This folk dance of Jammu and Kashmir is still prevalent in the native tribe.
What is Rouf dance?
Rouf is a combination of Kashmiri folk dance and Kashmiri folk song, performed by Kashmiri women or girls on different occasions in Kashmir like Eid, Ramdan, harvesting season, etc, but the most essential occasion being the one that falls during the month of Ramadan. Rouf songs include Naats and Kalam, besides folk songs.