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Traditional fervour marks Nongkrem Dance

  1. Nongkrem Dance Festival is performed to appease the all- powerful Goddess, ‘Ka Blei Synshar’ for a rich bumper harvest & general prosperity.
  2. The festival is celebrated during autumn at Smit, the cultural centre of the Khasi Hills.
  3. The Khasis are a tribe of Meghalaya, who also celebrate the ripening of paddy for threshing, by dances and songs.
  4. The folk dances capture the movements of everyday life as well as animals and birds.

 

  1. Nongkrem Dance Festival is performed to appease the all- powerful Goddess, ‘Ka Blei Synshar’ for a rich bumper harvest & general prosperity.
  2. The festival is celebrated during autumn at Smit, the cultural centre of the Khasi Hills.
  3. The Khasis are a tribe of Meghalaya, who also celebrate the ripening of paddy for threshing, by dances and songs.
  4. The folk dances capture the movements of everyday life as well as animals and birds.