Namaste!Manjushree dance, also known as Charya Nritya, is one of the traditional ritual dances. Manjushree is the oldest of the Bodhisattvas and his worship confers on the devotee wisdom, retentive memory and intelligence. In Nepal he has a special place, for according to the Buddhist legends it was Manjushree who came from China with his two wives to pay homage to the self-existent flame in Swayambhunath.
Manjushree, the god of wisdom, drained the water from the Valley by cutting the ridge of the mountain with his flaming sword and made it suitable for the human settlement. So this Nepali dance represents Manjushree.
This dance requires a special costume and jewelry as the dancer represents Bodhisattva after all.