Punjab, the hot seat of ancient Indian culture is the home of exuberant and vivacious people who love to celebrate. Luddi is one such local folk dance that is enjoyed by the young and old alike. Luddi is a traditional Punjabi folk dance that celebrates the people’s triumphs.
Performance—only a loose shirt (kurtas) and a loincloth are used. Some tie a turban, other the Patka which is somewhat like a scarf tied across the forehead, while still others join in bareheaded. This is also a dance of gay abandon. The performers place one hand at the back and the other before the face copying the movement of a snake’s head. This is also danced with the drummer in the center but sometimes the dancers dance before a mass of people and keeps moving forward also.