"Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead."
Life would seem the bowl for eternal entertainment for you when you visit the Chhapaar Mela Village Chhapaar (Ludhiana), and the dancing girls would make your evening all the more vibrant and bright. The organizers call this Dance Festival as Zinda Dance, and people from across the country comes in to witness this extravagant Ceremony.
In the month of September the Snake God also known as Guja or Goja is worshipped with the tremendous zeal and fervor. He is called the Zahir Pir. It is said that by his grace the venom of poisonous snakes are neutralized and barren women becomes mother. Thousands of aficionados gather at this place to get the blessings of the Lord Guja people irrespective of class, caste and creed joins the pageant in reverence to the Lord. It works as a unifying force of all religious creeds.
Girls, who are blessed with gorgeous looks, much like dolls, are allowed for a live performance; so the epithet Zinda which means alive. People eagerly wait for the Grand Dance Carnival where women dance to the tune of music onstage; it is a gorgeous show that lures humanity from across the continent.
The fantastic and rhythmic body sway of the dancers rocks the audience and men after a hearty gratification wait for the next occurrence of the impressive fiesta. The Zinda Dance of the Chhapaar Mela Village Chhapaar (Ludhiana), is a creative implementation of some artistic cerebrum.
This dance is sure to take you to the land of the Lotos Eaters where the mariners who “sat them down upon the yellow sand,/Between the sun and the moon upon the shore;/And sweet it was to dream of Fatherland,/ Of child, and wife and slave but evermore/ Most weary seem’d the sea, weary the oar,/Weary the wandering fields of wandering foam/ Then some one said we will return no more”.
You would also like to stay at Ludhiana once you witness such a superb fete. The dances are so charming that it can be compared to the Channel V Dance panorama of Indian Television. Zinda Dance is something that ensures full fledged entertainment to you. So, don’t miss it!