Jaago

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Jaago By Sweet Women

On the night before the wedding, the female relations of the bridegroom prepare a 'Jaago'. Jaago is constructed on the style of ancient balconies on several surfaces of which lamps, fashioned out of dough of wheat flour are constructed in the style of stars, These are filled with ghee or oil, cotton wicks are placed in them and lighted. This effigy is put on the head of groom's mothers' brothers' wife, led by her the mother's relations, singing, dancing frolicking knocking at the doors of residents of the groom's village, enter in, dance gidha accept presents of food, grain and ghee for the lamps and continue these rounds through the night, when youth glows and the dark of the night resounds with mirth and laughter.





Dances of Punjab and beyond

Bhangra -|- Giddha -|- Kikli -|- Luddi -|- Jhumar -|- Dhankara -|- Sammi -|- Teeyan -|- Jaago -|- Jalli -|- Dhumall -|- Malwai Giddha