Ghoomar, also known as ghumar, is a Rajasthani folk dance. This dance can be witnessed in the royal state of Rajasthan’s nooks and corners. The Bhil tribe was the first to conduct it in order to honour Goddess Saraswati. It was eventually adopted by other Rajasthani clans. In 2013, it was placed 4th on a list of the “Top 10 local dances around the world.”
Ghoomar was a tribal manner of speech that a royal Rajput clan adopted throughout their conquests, after both sides had settled into a peaceful existence. Other Rajput clans soon followed suit, and it became a royal celebration as well. On special occasions, the Royal ladies of Jaipur used to do it. Even in middle-class families in the Kota-Bundi, Jodhpur, and Jaipur districts, performing the Ghoomar on auspicious occasions has become a tradition. The Kota-Bundi Ghoomar is the most popular, with its quick swing and dance to fast appealing rhythms.
The dance is so graceful and lovely to witness, with hand claps, fingers clicking, and other minor gestures performed in perfect unison, that it has also become a big tourist attraction. The music gets faster as the song proceeds, and the dancers’ tempo rise in lockstep.
Color becomes a component of the celebrations when Ghoomar is a celebratory dance. Rajasthan’s hues, motifs, and whirling robes have captivated other Indian and Western women for decades. Ghoomar, a folk dance form that developed in Marwar, Rajasthan’s traditional capital, popularised attire such as the Chaniya Choli and Ghagra Choli.
Ghoomar Dance is a well-known dance technique that is performed by a variety of artists and celebrities in films. Deepika Padukone studied this Ghoomar dance form for nearly a month and a half in order to perfect her footwork for the Ghoomar routine in Padmavati.
Some Famous Ghoomar Songs are as follows :
“Chirmi Mhari Chirmali”
“Jawai Ji Pawna”
“Taara Ri Chundadi”
“Mharo Gorband Nakhralo”