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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period

History Aspects of Lifestyle in Garhwal in pal /Shah Era -6

Administration, Social and Cultural Characteristics History of Garhwal in Shah Dynasty -43 

History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -232     
   History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -480 
                        By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
 There were following castes and sub castes in Musicians and Dancing Class (Scheduled Castes) of Garhwal in Pal or Shah Dynasty of Garhwal-
Auju- They were Dhol-Damau Players and were essential part of society. Apart from Marriage and other rituals,  Auji  perform Pando Jagar in Garhwal and  other caste did not perform Pando Jagar rituals.
Bajgi – musicians
Beda- Beda were wandering Tibetan Buddhist musicians
Dhaki- Drum players and bird killers
Athpahriya – These music players used to play musical instruments (mainly Damau or Nagda ) outside of palace for eight times in a day.
Dondi- Dancers
Gadoi –Naubat Drum players for announcing a time period or Pahar
Hovyara- Turhi Players
Bhat- Bhat used to sing song in praise of Kings and Armed forces to enthuse, energize them.
Hudkiya- They were Hudki players and had major role too in society and in court. They were as Bhat.
Badi- Badi was again part and parital of Garhwal society till eighties. They were entertainers, musicians, and dancing class.
Mangler- Thsese women used to sing auspicious songs at the auspicious occasions as Marriage, Birth day etc.
Badi and many other music and Dancing class did not have agriculture land used to depend on Dadwar (grains from their masters) and hunting. They used to eat every birds and animals barring poisonous birds.





  

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com12/11/2014
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -481 
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
History of Garhwal from 1223-1804 to be continued in next chapter ….
History of Characteristics of Garhwal Kings Shah dynasty, to be continued

                   
Notes on South Asian Modern Period  History of Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Pauri Garhwal; South Asian  Modern Period  History of Chamoli Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Rudraprayag Garhwal;  South Asian Modern  History of Tehri Garhwal; South Asian Modern  History of Uttarkashi Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Dehradun, Garhwal;  Modern  History of Haridwar ; South Asian Modern Period   History of Manglaur, Haridwar;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Rurkee Haridwar ;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Bahadarpur Haridwar ; South Asian Modern Period History of Haridwar district, South Asian History of Bijnor old Garhwal

                                 
History aspects Shilpkar (untouchable) groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Haridwar Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Bijnor or old Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Pauri Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Chamoli Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Rudraprayag Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Tehri Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Uttarkashi Garhwal History ; History aspects Shilpkar groups of Musicians, Dancing Castes of Garhwal in Pal Shah Period in context Dehradun Garhwal History