What does Sikhi Say about Bhangra ?

Sikhi does not promote Bhangra and therefore it is not correct to believe that Bhangra is a Sikhi thing Yes it is Punjabi - and because the majority of Sikhs are Punjabi - Bhangra seems to have been classed as a Sikh institution over the years. Without entering into the argument as to whether Bhangra should be performed on Sikh weddings and whether a Sikh is a bad Sikh if he or she listens to Bhangra, this page only seeks to suggest that Bhangra is not a Sikh Institution, But a Punjabi one.

Mandeep Kaur Guraya

Sahi keha ji.. Bhangra punjab da dance hai... Sikhi itihaas 'ch kite v spaecially Bhangre da jikar nahi suneya.... Par jo v hai ... hai tan punjabi culture da part na.... so Balle Balle :)


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sikhi is a relegion and whereas bhangra is a culture , so we cannot mix two things
as religion is a spritual and culture is how we people live among society

it is way of expressing ur joy to world , when ur ssocially happy u express ur feelings by dancing ,
but when ur spritually happy thn ur mind dance where as there is no movement in ur body

further on there are many steps in bhangra that are related to early age farmers daily activities like sowing crop, cutting crop and many more


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The dhol is most commonly associated with Punjabi music and dance. It was used in war by the Sikhs and later to celebrate successful harvests by Jatt landowners. This drum became the ground roots of modern Bhangra music.
From North India, the Dhol spread to other parts of the Indian subcontinent as well.


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The Origin of Bhangra
While Bhangra historians speculate the dance may have originated in the time of the wars with Alexander, no one is sure it existed until about five hundred years ago. Around the 14th or 15th Century, Punjabi wheat farmers danced and sang songs about village life to help pass the time while working in the fields. With time, these became part of harvest celebrations at Bhaisakhi (April 13) festivals, as the sight of their crops growing invigorated the farmers. From here the dance quickly moved through all divisions of class and education, eventually becoming a part of weddings, New Year parties, and other important occasions.