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Ghantu, Dance of Spirit

Bishnu Gurung

Ghantu, A dance of Spirit

Ghantu is very rare dance performed by Gurung, Magar, Dura and Kumal, in Western Part of Nepal. There are three types of Ghantu.
Barha Maase Ghantu
Sati Ghantu
Kusunda Ghantu

Barsha Maase Ghantu can be performed at any time of year but Sati Ghantu and Kusunda Ghantu need to performed during the specific time.

It is believed when Nepal was ruled by various kings, There was a king named Parasar and his wife Ambawati. They lived a fairy tale life until one day; the king had to go to a war. Assuring his wife that he would return soon, unfortunately, he was killed in battle. But wife refused to believe it Even on seeing her husbands dead body. She eventually burnt herself on the funeral pyre. Some days later, the spirits of the king and queen appeared in the dreams of some old Magar people instructing them to initiate the Ghantu dance. These visions further informed the people that the couple would enter the body of the Ghantu dancers every year. Soon after, the Ghantu dance was born.


The word Ghantu is believed to derive from the Nepali word ghat meaning cremation ground.

The below video is clip of Kusunda Ghantu performed in Nalma gaun of Lamjung, This Kusunda Ghantu is very rare and it is almost going for extinction as there are very few Guru Ba.

 

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Kusunda Ghantu Video of Nalma Gaun, Please comment and share.


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Ghantu, Dance of Spirit

Bishnu Gurung

Ghantu is very rare dance performed by Gurung, Magar, Dura and Kumal, in Western Part of Nepal. There are three types of Ghantu.Ghantu
Barha Maase Ghantu
Sati Ghantu
Kusunda Ghantu
Barsha Maase Ghantu can be performed at any time of year but Sati Ghantu and Kusunda Ghantu need to performed during the specific time.

It is believed when Nepal was ruled by various kings, There was a king named Parasar and his wife Ambawati. They lived a fairy tale life until one day; the king had to go to a war. Assuring his wife that he would return soon, unfortunately, he was killed in battle. But wife refused to believe it Even on seeing her husbands dead body.

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