Ras-Saranv Nach-Gan: a Garhwali Agile Folk Dance and Song Style
(Himalayan Traditional Dance-songs, Folk Songs and Dances of Uttarakhand, Folk Dance and Folk Songs of Garhwal)
Saranv rhythm is part of Dhol sagar tal and is very agile in nature. A very important professional class (Jat) Aujee plays the Dhol and Damau and dance on the rhythm of Ras Rasanv. The dance is similar to Saraun dance but in Ras-Saranv , the Aujee take part in dancing, in singing and definitely playing the musical instruments Dhol, Rauntali and Musukbaaj.
While walking on the hilly road, the Aujee dance with full enthusiasm. The dancers go three step forward from right to left, then come one step back and then proceed further by three steps and the dance go on. Sometimes, the dancing Aujee sits on the knees and sometimes bent the waist left and right.
The people also perform Ras-Saraun dance in fair (Khual-Myala, Kauthig) . The Aujee play Dhol and Damau (rauntali) and men-women dance on the songs sung by Aujee singer. The dance is performed in half circle by women and in half circle by men.
The song must be very energetic, agile, love oriented in Ras-Saranv in fair.
Garhwali Folk Songs for Ras-Saranv Folk Dance
The following folk song for Ras-Saraunv Folk Dance is in dialogue sequence and is very interesting and entertaining too.
रास -सरांव नृत्य का एक गढ़वाळी लोक गीत
कजे - कज्याणी ; तल्या स्यारा सिमी स्यारा मल्या स्यार गिजार .
सबि कजे : चला स्याळी मंदरोळी बनाद्यौ का बजार
सबी कज्याणी ; नाक कि विसोर नी च किलै औं मी बजार
सबि कजे : विसोर त्वेकू तखी ल्यूंल़ो चल स्याळी बजार
सबि कज्याणी : टाट की टटोळी नी च किलै औं मी बजार
सबि कजे : टटोळी त्वेकू तखी ल्यूंल़ो चल स्याळी बजार
सबि झण : तल्या स्यारा सिमी स्यारा मल्या स्यार गिजार
Meaning of some words
सिमार = दलदल, Muddy
विसोर = नाक की बुलाक, Nose Ornament
टाट = गला , Neck
टटोळी = गले की हंसुळी/खग्वळी, Necklace
Dr. Govind Chatak and Dr. Shiva Nand Nautiyal
Garhwali Folk Songs and dances, Folk Dance-Songs of Uttarakhand and Himalayan Folk Songs, Himalayan Folk Dances to be continued in next issue……
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