This dance gives energy to the dancers and is said to make the dancers even bolder as they face the hardships in life. Commonly practiced in Kumaon district of the Himachal Pradesh, this dance form rejuvenates the dancers. This dance is performed by both men and women.
Men and women whirl past each other in this energetic dance. The variegated colours on their dresses get mixed due to their speedy movements and gives pleasure to the eye. The people of Kumaon dance to their fullest to appease their divine God- Lord Vishnu from which the name of the tribe arose ie; Kumaon is derived from Kurmanchal; Kuurma– meaning tortoise and referring to the Kuurma avatar of Lord Vishnu.