The Dumhal dance is very popular among the people of not only Jammu & Kashmir but also of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. The origin of this dance form is quite interesting. Though it is a folk dance still its root of origin lies from the era of the Sufi movement. It is said that Dumhal was invented by a Sufi saint. The wardrobe of the Dumhal dance is quite colorful and robust. The long attires are ornamented with beads and are made out of heavy clothes to match the cold of the Jammu & Kashmir weather. The conical hat is an essential part of the dance dress. The jewellery is the accent of the Dumhal dance. The dancers perform the dance in a group. With the rhythmic beats of the drums and other percussion instruments the chorus songs fill the dance with enigma. The Jammu & Kashmir Dumhal dance is indeed very popular among the people.