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The Chhattisgarh is famous for its unique folk traditions that are reflected through the various dance forms, folk songs and folk dramas.

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  • Folk Dance of Chhattisgarh

  • The music and dance forms of any place represent the rich

    culture of that particular place.

  • The Chhattisgarh is famous for

    its unique folk traditions that

    are reflected through the

    various dance forms, folk songs

    and folk dramas.

  • There are a number of dance forms which is represented

    through dance, songs and dialogues:

    Panthi Raut Nacha Gaur Maria Dance Karma

  • Panthi

    Panthi is the folk dance of Chhattisgarh. It is the folk

    dance of Satnami community of Chhattisgarh.

  • This dance form is performed on Maghi Purnima, the

    birth anniversary of their Guru (Saint) Guru Ghasidas,

    the dance is evolving to include a variety of steps and

    patterns.

  • On the occasion, the dancers dance around a jaitkhamb set

    up to the songs eulogizing their spiritual head. The Nirvana

    philosophy, conveying the spirit of renunciation of their

    Guru and the teachings of saint poets like Kabir, Ramdas,

    Dadu, etc is reflected through their songs.

  • Raut Nacha

    A traditional folk dance of Chhattisgarh which

    is done as a symbol of devotion to Lord

    Krishna.

  • The yadavs/yaduvanshis is a caste which consider itself as

    descendants of Krishna mainly perform this dance form.

  • According to the Hindu calendar, it is

    performed at the time of Dev udhni ekadashi'

    which is considered as the time of awakening of

    Gods after brief rest.

  • Gaur Maria Dance

    The Gaur Maria Dance form is the folk dance of

    Chhattisgarh of the people of Bison Horn Marias of

    Abhujmaria plateau of Bastar in Chhattisgarh.

  • It is performed on the occasion of

    marriages. It is a very beautiful

    and joyful dance.

  • It illustrates the joyous celebration of tribes of

    Chhattisgarh of the region of Bastar which

    mainly includes Horns of Bison.

    (State animal of Chhattisgarh).

  • Karma

    Tribal groups like Gonds, the Baigas and the Oraons

    in Chhattisgarh have Karma dance as a part of their

    culture.

  • For More Information:

    http://sanskritikchhattisgarh.in/