Maruni is a Sikkimese dance, also popular in nearby Nepal, Darjeeling, Assam, Bhutan and Myanmar. It is the oldest and most famous dance of the Nepalese community residing in these regions, originally danced as part of the Tihar festival.Dressed colorfully with rich ornaments, the dancers dance to commemorate “the victory of good over evil”, accompanied by the traditional Nepali Naumati Baja orchestra.Maruni Nach has been one of the significant identity of the Magar Community since from the distant past until the present moment. In recent years, the dance has become in danger of extinction, due to lack of interest by young people in learning it. That fear has begun to mobilize some communities. Today, the community is pushing its young people to preserve the Maruni Nach.