Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Regional Office, Bhopal is organising presentations of various forms of art and music for the art lovers.
In the same sequence, a programme ‘Panthi Folk Dance’ was organized on Monday under the Online Horizon Series under the Kala Vishwa - special campaign.
The presentation was given by Kala Dal from Raipur (Chhattisgarh) - Yuva Jagriti Panthi Nritya Dal. The troupe sgave its spectacular and commendable online performance in the musical evening of Panthi Folk Dance at ICCR, Bhopal.
"Panthi Folk Dance" is a worship dance song of the followers of Nirguni Dharmaguru Sri Guru Ghasidas in Chhattisgarh. A humble request.
It is known as Panthi because of its traditional sung by Nirgun worshipers and Satya Panthi Samaj. Dance/song for laborious and difficult feats, Panthi has its own special sphere of influence and attractiveness in society. Chhattisgarh is identified with its different folk dances, one of them is dance.
The cult of Guru Ghasidas, the full moon of the month of Magh is very special because it is the birth date of the Guru.
On this day, dancers wearing white dhoti, kamarbad, ghungroo dance to the rhythm of mridang and cymbals, the spiritual message of dispassionate saints Kabir Raidas and Dadu etc. is also found in it. Being related to the path, the dance performed by the followers has become famous as Panthi dance.
Also the songs used in this dance have gained fame as Panthi Geet.
The audience, art lovers and foreign students enjoyed a lot.