AJI LHAMU

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  1. About aji lhamu

    Aji Lhamu is one of the most prominent folk dance forms practiced by the Monpa tribe of Tawang. It is basically the Tibetan version of the Hindu epic Ramayana. There are mainly five characters in this dance drama. Nyapa is the central character and Nyao is the rival character. Lhamu and Lhum are two female characters and Gyeli is another character. The characters have mythological origin. Lhamu is a fairy from heaven, who came to earth and later became the queen of Gyeli. This dance form also portrays the grand ceremony of the wedding of King Chhoegay Norzang and Lhamu. This dance form is performed during Losar festival.

  2. Name of Art

    AJI LHAMU

    Sub Category

    Dance

    Entry Fees

    Visiting hours

    09:00-21:00

    Address

    Performed in front of audience at open ground or stage, during Losar festival.

    Artists associated

    Local artists.

    Additional Informations

    It is a colorful and entertaining dance drama.

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