Another gravitation in Chitwan is Tharu culture and it’s traditional Dance show performed by local Tharu community. I with Bikram and Anu had a short village tour then back to the hotel, refreshed and the hotel staff offered to have a dinner before we go to Tharu Dance centre. I was not that much empty but had few Nepali cuisines then prepared my lens cap off to have few shots but the mistake I did is did not take my tripod to take the night shots but anyway, I tried my best, though.
In a few times, we progress dancing centre where heaps of people were stored from various countries to taste the best of Tharu Dance Show in Sauraha, as the best is come to yet. The hall was simply designed with comfortable chairs. One cultural show with multicultural visitors in the hall simply made the perfect combination.
Everyone seems exciting holding cameras, phone, tablet or iPad to memorize their moment in the memory card. The cultural program starts every night at 6 pm onwards to 8 pm. During the session before the dance start, a girl comes through to the stage and announce the type of dance going to be performed. Dances like stick dance, peacock dance, fire dance and others performed well which express the tradition of Tharu.
At the end of the show dancers come to the hall areas and invite watchers to join the dance with them and is another memorable experience from Chitwan, this is what Nepal offers with different cultures, tradition, and their own hospitality during your time in different parts of Nepal.
Anu feel sleepy and went early to bed, but Bikram and I stay until the show shut down, I did not join the dance as my steps do not go properly while dancing and asked Bikram to join the dance, he seems excited but did not join the show but enjoyed a lot.
Types of Dance They offer:
- Bhajayati dance: where adults dance using the long stick and beating stick each other.
- Thekar: In this dance, they use two short sticks in a group.
- Dafu dance: they use peacock feathers and the musical instrument made of gold skin.
- Jhumara: This song respects the dead person and is performed on the 13th day after the death of any person. They sing holy songs respecting death person’s significant addition in the community.