Canadian Sikh’s bhangra dance to beat extreme cold is going viral - GulfToday

Canadian Sikh’s bhangra dance to beat extreme cold is going viral

Gurdeep Pandhar from Yukon, Canada busting some bhangra moves.

Gulf Today Report

On a cold, chilly day with sub-zero temps, the things a person is most likely to rely on are a steaming hot cup of coffee, and a comfy blanket to keep them warm.

But for a Canadian Sikh man indulging in the traditional Punjabi bhangra dance, that too amidst snow, does the trick.


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His unique style of beating the cold has led him to become an internet sensation, with his videos having gone viral.

Gurdeep Pandhar, a native of Yukon, Canada, has been regularly posting videos of himself, dancing outdoors in the snow, amidst temperatures ranging between -20 and -25 degrees Celsius, reported IANS.

His videos have inspired many, especially those who don't like excessive cold weather.

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Recently, Pandhar again grabbed eyeballs for his bhangra dance video after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, and the clip went viral on Twitter.

Last month in an interview with the local Canadian organisation CBC, Pandhar, a bhangra teacher by profession, said he only wanted to spread positivity through his videos.

"Once we wholeheartedly love doing something outdoors every day, I think cold winter months start to look delightful. I love winters from my core.

“I get excited during fall times when I know winter is coming soon, and every year I wish it would stay longer than it does.”

He reckoned the dance form’s high-energy moves was a reason he uses bhangra as a means to dance the cold away.

“Why do I feel like this? Because bhangra is my outdoor love in winters, and I enjoy doing it again and again," he said in the interview.

"Bhangra is a high-energy dance. It keeps me warm and positive. The dance movements create warm energy in the body, which keep the core heated even in sub-zero temperatures," he added.

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