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Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region in Southeast Asia. As many Bhangra lyrics reflect the long and often tumultuous history of the Punjab, knowledge of Punjabi history offers important insights into the meaning of the music. While Bhangra began as a part of harvest festival celebrations, it eventually became a part of such diverse occasions as weddings and New Year celebrations. Moreover, during the last thirty years, Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae. As Bhangra continues to move into mainstream culture, an understanding of its history and tradition helps to appreciate it.
Captured this image at KilaRaipur Rural Olymics 2008.
Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-200 at 18mm, f 5.6, speed 1/600sec.


india, history, punjab, bhangra, nikon d70, folk dance, kila raipur, rural olympic, aorbmarfeatures


  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaabout 4 years ago

    wow great timeing………….nice shot…

  • Thanks my dear!

    – RakeshSyal

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Thanks for adding this to the dance photography group!

  • I feel so honoured Veronica!

    – RakeshSyal

  • nicolaMY
    nicolaMYabout 4 years ago

    interesting dance

  • Thank you so much nicola!

    – RakeshSyal

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 4 years ago

    Wow, great capture. I would love to see this. You are very lucky.

  • You are so welcome my dear one!

    – RakeshSyal

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kaurabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture :)I missed the event and feel really sad about it.But will enjoy it through ur lens!!!!!!

  • You are so welcome kamal!

    – RakeshSyal

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 4 years ago

    Excellent timing, Rakesh! A beautiful picture. x

  • Thank you so much Lori!

    – RakeshSyal

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Great shot dear Rakesh.

  • Many thanks Charuhas!

    – RakeshSyal

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Fantastic capture and wonderful to learn more about this…

  • Thank you so much Christine!

    – RakeshSyal

  • Peter Lusby Taylor
    Peter Lusby Ta...about 4 years ago

    wonderful, wonderful

  • Thanks a lot Peter!

    – RakeshSyal

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