Music of Himachal Pradesh


Music of Himachal Pradesh
Music of India
Genres

Classical (Carnatic · Hindustani) · Bhajan · Ghazal · Qawwali · Sufi · Folk · Filmi · Pop  · Rock (Bangla) · Hip Hop · Trance

Awards

Filmfare Awards  · Punjabi Music Awards  · Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Festivals

Dover Lane music festival
Thyagaraja Aradhana
Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana

Media

Sruti
The Record Music Magazine

National
anthem

"Jana Gana Mana"

National
song

"Vande Mataram"

By state/territory

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The music of Himachal Pradesh a state of India located in the northwest corner of the country, includes many kinds of folk songs from the area, many of which are sung without accompaniment.

Jhoori is a type of song that celebrates extramarital romance. It is popular in Mahasu and Sirmaur, and is accompanied by a female dance called jhoomar. Laman songs from Kullu Valley are another type of love song.

Saṃskāra songs are sung at festivals and celebrations by women from some of the higher castes. These songs are based on ragas, which are compositions of Indian classical music, as are the martial jhanjhotis.

Ainchaliyan are religious songs, sung at the bride's house after a wedding and by women at the home of an unmarried girl.

In Chamba-Pangi, wandering musicians play a khanjari (tambourine) and perform, also using string puppets.

Himachal Pradesh folk music features a wide variety of drums, including dammama, damanght, gajju, doru, dhaunsa, nagara, dholku, nagarth, tamaka, dafale, dhol, dolki and hudak. There are also wind instruments like algoja, peepni, shehnai, bishudi, karnal and rana singha, and percussion instruments (aside from drums) like the ghanta and ghariyal (gongs), chimta (tongs), manjira and jhanjh (cymbals), ghungru (bells), thali (platter [disambiguation needed ]) and kokatha murchang. String instruments include gramyang, sarnagi, jumang, ruman [disambiguation needed ], ektara and kindari davatra.

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