Culture & Arts

In Janakpur, a traditional Mithila folk dance is helping shape women’s identities

The folk dance, Jhijhiya, has been economically empowering women of the Musahar community. In Janakpur, a traditional Mithila folk dance is helping shape women’s identities
Dancers encircle ‘Niro Sada’, one of the lead dancers of Jhijhiya, as she carries six jhijhiyas on her head which have incense sticks and butter wicks, which the dancers believe chase the evil spirits away.  Photo courtesy: Sajana Shrestha
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Srizu Bajracharya
Published at : December 10, 2019
Updated at : December 10, 2019 13:39
Janakpur

Srizu Bajracharya

Srizu Bajracharya is culture and arts reporter for The Kathmandu Post.


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