Pandav dance is one of the major folk dance of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The land of Uttarakhand is also called Dev Bhoomi or Tapo Bhoomi. Most of the temples of Uttarakhand are related to the Mahabharata period. Uttarakhand is also known as the land of Pandavas. Similarly, Pandava dance is related to Pandavas. It should be said that Pandava dance is related to the life of Pandavas. This is a form of worship known as Pandava dance. The tradition of worshiping five Pandavas and Draupadi through Pandava dance has been going on for years. Pandav dance is organized every year from November to February in Garhwal. In this people dance to the beats and tunes of musical instruments. Pandava dance is organized mainly at the places where the Pandavas had left their weapons.
Pandav dance is the traditional folk dance of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. The Pandavas had come here during their descent into exile, exile, in search of Lord Shiva and finally at the time of ascension. After the war of Mahabharata, the Pandavas had handed over their destructive weapons and weapons to the people of Uttarakhand and after that they left for Swargarohini, so even now their weapons and weapons are worshiped in many villages here. Leela is organized. Self. Apart from Sarveshwar Dutt Kandpal, events like Chakravyuh, Kamal Vyuh of Mahabharata composed in Garhwali language by Acharya Krishnanand Nautiyal are performed all over the country. The most exciting Pandava dance takes place in the villages near Kedarnath-Badrinath shrines in Rudraprayag-Chamoli districts.
Pandav dance is organized for a whole month in Uttarakhand. In the Garhwal region, during the months of November and December, the farming work is over, so the people of the village actively participate in the Pandav dance. Various arguments are given by the villagers for organizing this event, it is believed that there will be prosperity in the village, good harvest and hoof disease in cows can be cured after performing Pandava dance.
In Uttarakhand, there is glory of Gods and Goddesses, who are 06 km away from Triyuginarayan, the people of Tosi village near the Himalayas also remain healthy without a doctor.
The event is typically a three-hour event, with dancers dressed in colorful costumes, accompanied by traditional Indian music. During the event, the dancers perform various routines celebrating the Pandavas and their epic journey. The event is often accompanied by a narrator who tells the story of the Mahabharata as the dancers perform.
In organizing the Pandav dance, first of all the villagers call a panchayat and prepare the outline of the event. All the villagers assemble at Pandav Chowk on the fixed date.
Pandava Chowk is the place where Pandava dance is organized. Dhol and Damaun, which are traditional musical instruments of Uttarakhand, have supernatural powers. The Pandavas who become Pandavas in the Pandava dance by these two musical instruments are incarnated by a special beat and they are called Pandavas Pashva. They are not decided by the villagers, on the contrary, a special Pandava descends on a special Thap, that is, there is a special Thap for the incarnation of Yudhishthira Pasha, similarly the characters like Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahdev etc. have their own special Thap. . Pandav Pashwa usually comes on only those people, in whose family it has been incarnated before. The players also sing essential episodes of Mahabharata on different beats of Dhol-Damaun.
The event is usually held during the month of October or November, as this is when the Mahabharata is traditionally celebrated. It is a great way to get to know the culture and traditions of India, as well as to enjoy a unique and entertaining dance show. In this way, it is the unique cultural heritage of Uttarakhand which has been going on for centuries.