Folk Dances of Chhattisgarh

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There are numerous tribal dance forms in Chhattisgarh, which include the ‘Dandari’, ‘Gendi’, ‘Bhagoriya’, ‘Saila’, ‘Karma’, ‘Panthi’, ‘Damkach’ and ‘Nacha’ among many others.



Saila dance is performed with wooden sticks or poles. The dances are performed to the enchanting tunes of love songs with the accompaniment of tabla, thali and flute. Some of them are named as the ‘Chakramar Saila’ (lizard’s dance), ‘Baithiki Saila’, ‘Thadi Saila’, ‘Chamka Kunda Saila’ ‘Artari Saila’ and the ‘Shikari Saila’.

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