Nupa Pala which is otherwise known as Kartal Cholom or
Cymbal Dance is a characteristic of the Manipuri style of dance and music. The initial movements of this dance are soft and serene, gradually gathering momentum.
It is a group performance of male partners, using using cymbals and wearing snow white ball-shaped large turbans, which sing and dance to the
accompaniment of Mridanga, an ancient classical drum "Pung" as it is called in Manipuri.