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Culture & Heritage

This District is rich in culture. There are Nineteen art forms are found as below.

ART FORMS OF KALAHANDI DISTRICT
Sl. No Art Forms No. of Participants in each troupe Area of availability and Description Photo
01 Ghumura 18-20 All over the district,

18 / 20 Artists perform Ghumura Dance on Nuakhai, Dushara and other Festival occasions.

Ghumura Dance

Ghumura Dance

02 Bajashal 16-18 Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Junagarh, Dharamgarh, Koksara, etc.

A Typical Folk Dance, male & female Artists of 16 / 18 perform Bajashal Dance during marriage, and other social functions. Instruments like Nishan, Dhol, Manuri, Tasa etc.

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03 Banabadi 15-16 Junagarh, Bhawanipatna.

15 / 16 Artists Specially male perform Banabadi Dance. This dance is Specially of the Yadav Samaj. They hold sticks and dance in a rethemic pattern. This dance is performed during Dola Purnima, Chaitra Purnima and other occasions.

Banabadi Dance during a festival

Banabadi Dance during a festival

04 Singh Baja 8-10 Bhawanipatna, Th.Rampur, Lanjigarh, Koksara, etc.

8 / 10 Artists Specially musicians perform this dance. The Singa or horn is fixed on the Nishan. During marriage occasion accompanied by Nishan, Dhol, Tasa, Mahuri and Tal etc. this dance is performed.

Artist performing Sibgh baja

Artist performing Sibgh baja

05 Madli 15-16 Koksara, Jaipatna, Junagarh, etc.

15 / 16 Artists of Gand Tribe perform this dance during social occasions. Specially this is related to agricultural functions.

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06 Dandari 10-15 Junagarh, Dharamgarh, Koksara, etc.

10 / 15 Artists with small sticks perform dance depicting episodes of Krishna Lila during Dola, Holi, Janmasthami etc.

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07 Paik Akhada 15-16 Junagarh, etc.

15 / 16 Artists of paik tribe perform heroic dance during Dushara and other social occasions.

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08 Ghodel 12-15 Koksara, Lanjigarh, Jaipatna, etc.

12 / 15 Artists only male perform this dance. This resembles the Ranapa dance of the coastal Odisha. It is performed during Dushra and other occasion.

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09 Podmara 15-20 Bhawanipatna, Th.Rampur, Lanjigarh, M.Rampur, etc.

15 / 20 Artists of Kandh Tribe perform this dance during Chait Purnima. Instruments like Dhap, Pod Singa, Nishan, Timikidi etc are used.

 

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10 Salap Nishan 18-20 Bhawanipatna, Th.Rampur, etc.

18 / 20 people of Khandh Tribe perform this music during their festival occasion like Podmara Parva, Chait Parav, Nuakhai, etc. a huge Nisan along with other instruments is used.

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11 Dhap 15-16 Lanjigarh, Th.Rampur, Narla, M.Rampur, etc.

15 / 16 Artists both male and female perform in groups. This is a dance expressing love to each other Dhap; is the special instruments that is used in this Dance.

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12 Suanga 15-20 Junagarh, Jaipatna, Dharamgarh, Kesinga, etc.

15 / 20 participants perform. It is a folk theatre, this is based on different mythological and puranic events. It is a lyrical based programme performed specially in the evening on the occasions like, Dushara, Marriage and birth days and festival times. It continues 6 / 8 hrs.

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13 Baria 12-14 Kesinga, Narla, etc.

12 / 14 Specially un-married girls perform a  lyrical performance. The questions and answers among each group is held. This is a village entertainment event.

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14 Sankha Vadya 12-14 Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, etc.

12 / 14 cunch blowers blow cunch in group. This is performed in different auspicious occasions.

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15 Ghanta Vadya 16-20 Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, etc.

16 / 20 Ghanta Players perform in group during the auspicious events.

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16 Sankirtan 20-30 All over the district

20 / 30 performs specially male play Symbol, Gini along with Khol during auspicious occasion.

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17 Palla 06 Bhawanipatna, Dharamgarh, M.Rampur, etc.

6 Persons perform Palla. The Gayak, Bayak, Palias perform along with Mrudanga, Gini, Chamar. It is performed during auspicious occasion. Puranic, Historical events are narrated in lyrical forms.

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18 Daskathia 02 Bhawanipatna.

Daskathia is performed by two males. Depicting historic and Puranic events.

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19 Rahas 20-30 Junagarh, Dharamgarh

20 / 30 male and female perform the Krishna Rahas Lila during Rahas purnima, Dola Purnima, Janmastami etc.

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