Cultures of Chhattisgarh

Cultures of chhattisgarh

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Cultures of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is famous for its

cultural heritage and the tribal

living there.

Chhattisgarh is famous for the rich cultures of Chhattisgarh

amidst crusty cuisine, vivacious dances, great religions,

melodious music, kind people, amiable languages, sparkling

fairs & festivals and marvellous arts & crafts.

Chhattisgarh is home to various types of

tribal in India. It also has India's oldest

tribal communities and the earliest

tribals have been living in Bastar for

over 10,000 years.

The tribal dances represent the rich

cultures of Chhattisgarh.

Dances are the main attraction of celebration of

the tribals.

The folk dances also represent the

community affairs, characterized by

robustness and earthiness.

These dance groups are mainly the group dances which

involve complex footwork. It is always wonderful to

watch the dancers moving are in a line, gyrating in a

circle, always in the anti-clock direction.

In case of the Bison-horn Marias, the boys

and girls dance in separate sub-groups, with

the steps of the girls being simpler.

Drum-beats are central to the dance. In case of the Hill-

Marias, the group is often mixed, with a girl between

two boys. The men wear heavy buttock-bells.

During the festivals and

celebrations, the cultures of

Chhattisgarh can be easily reflected

through their dressings and the

special accessories.

The men and the women wear

ornaments. The ornaments are made of

beads (made from bones, seeds, wood)

worn as laces, ropes, fillets and collars.

The men and the women of the Hill-Maria

Tribe still use tassels of red wool. Cockfights

are a favourite sport of the tribal here.

The males of the region make a

crowd in the region on Sundays, in

shady areas under the trees.

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