About the dance
Gugga Pir is worshiped as he is considered as a saint by the Hindu and Muslim folks residing in Haryana.
The devotees of Gugga sing and dance worshiping Gugga saint during a procession a week before the Gugga Naumi. The procession is characterised by the Gugga dance. Using the instruments like the Deru, Thalli and Chimta, the devotees sing and dance praising the saint. Therefore this procession is considered as a holy procession.
The performers sing and dance to the rhythm of the musical instruments creating a spiritual realm among the people. The Gugga is a traditional dance which dates back to the ancient time of spirituality and the spiritual lessons, rituals and traditions were handed down from the older generations to the new generations. The aesthetic values are preserved from generation to generation as the Saangs and the Raginis are spun into the very culture of Haryana. The folk songs include the heroes and their heroic deeds of the past which are immortalized in their songs.
The spiritual ritualistic Gugga dance is performed by the men. Through this dance the saint Gugga is remembered and it evokes the sense of Bhakti in the hearts of the devotees. The procession is ritualistic and the saint Gugga receives all the honour and praise through this procession through songs and dance.