Rajasthani Chakri Dance in Udaipur

Chakri Dance-

As the name resembles, Chakri, means ‘Chakkar’ (Circle) rotation in hindi lang. Chakri is one of the most popular folk dance of Kanjar tribe. Kanjar tribe inhabited in some parts of Kota and Baran district of Rajasthan.

Chakri Dance is performed in almost all the marriages and festival in the Haroti region of Rajasthan. Chakri dance is performed exclusively by the womenfolk of Kanjar tribe and it is also their main source of livelihood.

Occasions for the Chakri Dance

Being a main source of income for many women across Rajasthan, the Chakri Dance is traditionally performed in almost every auspicious event in the state, be it marriage ceremonies or any pre-wedding celebrations. The performance of this dance adds a fun-filled atmosphere to these joyous events.

As the name resembles, Chakri, means ‘Chakkar’ (Circle) rotation in hindi lang. Chakri is one of the most popular folk dance of Kanjar tribe. Kanjar tribe inhabited in some parts of Kota and Baran district of Rajasthan.Chakri Dance is performed in almost all the marriages and festival in the Haroti region of Rajasthan. Chakri dance is performed exclusively by the womenfolk of Kanjar tribe and it is also their main source of livelihood.

Chakri Dance History and Elements

Chakri dance is believed as same as the Raai dance of ‘Beriyas’ tribe of Madhya Pradesh. It is also found in nerby places of Chhipa Barod etc.Chakri dance involves a series of fast and vigorous spinning movements with the beats of the Dholak. Chakri dance is accompanied by traditional songs where male performer produces robust

rhythm on the Dholak.

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