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Yak Chaam & Singhi Chaam

Yak Chaam & Singhi Chaam are popular traditional dances of Sikkim. Both of these dances are Tibetan forms of dance. The term ‘chaam’ implies some religious form of dance’. Yak Chaam is a tribute to Yak, an animal at whom man relies for survival at high altitudes. Singhi Chaam is an important dance form, which is linked with five peaks of Mount Kanchunjunga forming an image of snow lion. A snow lion is regarded as an important cultural symbol of Sikkim.