Tribal Museum shows MP tribal dances on YouTube

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Tribal Museum shows MP tribal dances on YouTube

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

On Monday, Tribal dances of Madhya Pradesh gave wondrous performances that were featured in Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum's YouTube Channel. The performances marked the ongoing cultural performances organised by Department of

Culture.  Event began with the performance with 'Saila dance' of the Rajwar tribe. Saila dance is performed during the moonlight nights of autumn. It was named Saila due to the poles of about a quarter of a hand.

Saila dance is practiced to please Adidev. It is said that Adi Dev Badhesur went to Amarkantak unhappy with the queen of Surguja, this dance was practiced by cutting the strings there.

It was a solo performance though, but it captivated the audience with their dancing skills as likes hit the channel.  Next was the Karma dance. Karma dance also known as Naach is a traditional dance of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is annually performed during the karma festival. Karma is a famous autumnal festival, it starts from the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrab.  It was followed with Badhai dance. Badhai dance is a ceremonial dance. The dance is usually performed at Bundelkhand during celebration spreading the happiness and joy. Rai dance also depicts happiness and joy.

Naurata dance has a special significance to the unmarried girls in the Bundelkhand to invoke the God seeking a good match and conjugal bliss. The performances were followed with Malwa Lok Geet.

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