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Folk Dance Chhau

  • Recognized by UNESCO.

  • Mask dance

  • Chhau means chhaya or shadow.

  • Theme mythological based on Ramayana or Mahabharata conflict between God and Evil.

  • Martial movements are present here

  • Hindustani music

  • Performed during Chaitra nonth

  • 3 sub styles

  • Sarai kella chhau popular in Jharkhand

  • Purulia chhau in West Bengal

  • Mayurbhanj chhau mask is not used.

Purulia Chhau

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  • Originated from the Purulia distrct.

  • Mostly performed in the open space or ground field during the night.

  • It is a mask dance performed only by the male dancers.

  • The masks are made up from the clay and paper.

  • It is mythological, as it is mainly based on various episodes of the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

  • As the singer complete the invocation song, a host of drummers and musicians start beating the Dhol and the Dhamsa.

Martial Dances

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  • Gatka from Punjab nihanga community

  • Thangta from Manipur display of swords important.

  • Kalaripattu from kerala.

Art& Culture

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Image of Indian States and Folk Dances

Visual Arts

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  • Indian Sculpture

Performing Arts

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