Chhapeli is a traditional folk dance from the state of Uttarakhand in India.. During festivals and other significant cultural events, women typically do this group dance. The female dancer in the chhapeli style performs while holding a mirror in her left hand and a handkerchief of an unusual colour in her right.
The Hudukka is a primary instrument used in the dance, which is accompanied by the Hurka, Manjira, and Flute, which are all played by the performers to produce a rhythmic beat while dancing. The dancers move in a circular formation while executing a variety of moves and motions that are timed to the music and dhol damau beat.
Chhapeli is the powerful dance which is frequently done during the harvest season because it is said to bring luck and prosperity. The dance unites people in a celebration of their shared culture and customs, serving as a symbol of solidarity and community spirit.
Chhapeli is presently performed by dance companies and cultural organisations throughout India and the rest of the world due to its increasing popularity outside of Uttarakhand in recent years.