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FOLK  DANCES OF JHARKAND 

 

The most popular dances of Jharkhand include ‘Jhumar’, ‘Paika’, ‘Chau’, ‘Agni’, ‘Santhal’, ‘Nachni’, ‘Jamda’, ‘Ghatwari’, ‘Natwa’, ‘Choukara’, ‘Sohrai’, ‘Lurisayro’ and ‘Matha’. Some of the important dance forms which are practiced in Jharkhand include:

 

Agni: In the Rig Veda, Agni was described as the god of fire. The Agni dance is considered as the religious dance of Jharkhand, which is usually performed on the occasion of ‘Bipu’ or ‘Manda’ worship.

 

Jhumar: This folk dance that is performed at the time of the harvest season. This dance is generally performed in a circle by dancers who wear very colourful costumes.

 

Phagua: This is a dance that is performed by the males during Holi.

 

  Santhal: This is a group dance performed by Santhal tribes.  
 


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