Jhijiya

Jhijiya

Among many different traditions and their folk dances, Jhijiya is the traditional dance performed in the Mithila region, Janakpur. Jhijiya, the dance performed to honor the goddess Durga in Dashain represents the authenticity of the Mithila region.

Jhijhiya is a cultural dance from the Mithila region of the Nepal and Indian subcontinent. Jhijhiya is mostly performed at the time of Dusshera, in dedication to Durga Bhairavi, the goddess of victory. While performing jhijhiya, women put lanterns made of clay on their heads and they balance them while they dance.