Singla is a village in Nepal, on the slopes of the Himalayas, it is located at 2300 m altitude. Its access can only be done on foot. Refueling is done on the backs of men or mules. It is one of the remote village with 190 household with majority of Gurung Community. Schooling is only upto lower secondary level and students are forced to travel other village for secondary level education. We can imagine the condition of people by knowing that no government healthpost are available in the village. Healthpost are operated by NGO’s and INGO’s by which local people are getting some relief in case of health sector.

Talking about geography of Singla Village, it’s highly filled with scenic beauty but troublsome for day to day activities because of hilly region. But it is very rich in cultural heritage.Jhākris perform rituals during weddings, funerals, and harvests. They diagnose and cure diseases. They are also known for performing a form of voluntary spirit possession, whereby they allow the supposed spirit of the dead to possess them for a brief time thereby allowing family members to communicate for a brief period of time. The practice is called “Chinta”. Their practices are influenced by Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mun, and Bön rites.

Moreover, Maruni is other famous rituals. It is the most famous and oldest dance of Nepalese community residing in this region. Earlier, this festival was related to the festival of Tihar. This festival also celebrates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. With time, Maruni was performed even during many personal events, especially marriages. Maruni is performed by both men and women who dress themselves in colorful clothes, shining ornaments and nose rings. The dancers are usually accompanied by a clown who is called ‘Dhatu Waray’ which means liar but acts as comedian/joker. In of the many forms of Maruni, nine unique instruments are used with the dance and this is called the ‘Naumati Baja’.

It is basically performed at western and mid-western hills of Nepal. According to the place the styles of this dance varies. It is purely a part of Nepalese culture. Dance has different category and styles depending on songs. The song lyrics have purely based on their life and culture.

To talk furthermore, Ghatu seems to bring many cultures and languages together across the mountains of Central Nepal.The rituals actually begin in January on the festival of Shree Panchami, when the dancers are selected. They are then trained until the performance starts on Buddha Jayanti, and goes on for up to a week.