||There are a number of beliefs about the origin of Jhumura Nach. The Sanskrit term jhu means outer space, the abode of the indescribable Krishna and mur
means encircling, trickery or embracing. Naturally, in this dance there
is predominance of circular movements and fast rhythm. During Rasalila,
Krishna had vanished and the milk maids were heartbroken and started
mourning. It is common belief that Jhumura Nach was composed on this theme.
(‘The legacy of Sattriya dance, drama and music’ by Bhabananda Barbayan, Nartanam, Apr – June 2016)