Day 3 celebrations continued with spectacular cultural performances in Telangana

Published on : Saturday, June 6, 2015

unnamed (1)Telangana State’s first anniversary celebrations has brought together people from all over India to showcase their rich culture as part of this week long celebration. Day 3 of the Telangana Formation Week celebrations witnessed some marvelous performances by nationally recognized artists from different corners of the country.Well Known artist of Sufiana Qawwali, Ghazal, Thumri, Bhajan and Patriotic Songs, both the brothers – Ajmal and Asad have got their training from their world famous grandfather Padmashri Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi who was also known for his Qawwal and Hindustani Classical Singing.

Amjad and Asad are registered by the Government as artist of Culture Department, Hyderabad, India and have been singing in many languages like Hindi ,Punjabi ,Urdu, Persian, English and Arabic with lyrics of famous Sufi Poets. They regularly perform their art of singing, in India and many other countries like Saudi Arabia, Bangkok, Turkey, Singapore, Mauritius and Uzbekistan. Since 800 years, their forefathers have been serving their lives to their passion of singing.

Two spectacular performances were also organized at the Shilparamam at 6.30pm on Day 3 of Telangana Celebrations called by Siddhi Dhamal Tribal Dance from Gujarat and Panthi Dance from Chhattisgarh.
Nationally recognized performer Sri Uttam Dewar along with his team performed the most popular ritual of Chattisgarh – Panthi Dance. This dance was performed by the followers of Guru Ghasidas – the Satnamis, who installed the idol of Jaitkham and sang and danced in praise of “The true name of the Guru.” Groups of men danced in different formations on various rhythmic tunes played on the mandar drum and the jhanjh. The dancing commenced with slow movements to the tempo increasing gradually, climaxing with vigorous quick-packed movements interspersed with occasional characteristic pyramid-like formations. The dance is led by the leader of the group and the rest follow.
Taking the traditional dance to add a more cultural touch to the Telangana celebrations, Sri Shibbiv Kamal Siddi along with his group performed the world famous Siddhi Dhamal Tribal Dance, which is a unique dance form of the Siddhi community of Gujarat. It is one of the most famous dance forms that reflects the Siddhi’s passion for hunting. It is the cultural heritage of the Siddis, which date back to almost 300 years.

Siddhi Dhamal was an action-filled dance in which the dancers threw coconuts in the air which fell on their heads and got broken into bits and pieces. They even danced barefoot over burning embers. Their costume included a piece of fabric and peacock feathers below the waist along with a waist belt with shells

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