Dance Forms of Chhattisgarh

Dunno who might first have taken the first foot forward with a swaying back and a thumping belly, but the expression of joy and happiness with the whole of the body in motion have travelled down the genesis of the…

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Karma

Karma is a famous festival which begins from the 11th day of the Bhadrab month during autumn season. The Binjahal, Kharia, Oraon, Kisan, Kol and other tribals perform the karma dance during the karma festival. People worship Karam Devta, who…

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Sua Nacha

It is a symbolic form of dancing related to worship. Popularly known as the parrot dance. The performers sing and dance moving around with clapping. This traditional form of dancing is performed by keeping a parrot in a bamboo-pot and…

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Raut Nacha

Raut Nacha is a dance performed by yadava/yaduvanshis, a caste of Chhattisgarh who considers them to be descendants of Krishna. The people consider the dance form as a symbol of worship to Krishnafrom the day of Goverdhan Puja till the…

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Pandwani

A ballad form performance depicting the story of the Pandavas, the leading characters in the great epic Mahabharata. This dance form is also one of the popular tribal dances in the areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The supporting singers…

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