Thursday, May 25

Art And Culture

Fairs in bastar

Fairs in bastar

Art And Culture
The Madai Festival is one of the unique attractions of Bastar held in the different villages stretched out from Mandla to Bastar. This time of the year and the festival is favorite to the Gonds who come from distant places to meet their nearest and dearest ones and to buy a year’s supply of items like salt and cooking oil. The Madai Festival is prearranged in many villages but the most popular one is held in Narayanpur in the district of Bastar. The day of the Madai Festival is of great spiritual importance. The devotees gather under the shade of a sacred tree in order to sacrifice a goat and offer it to the Mother Goddess. When the goat is slaughtered, loud singing, beating of drums and bells goes on and the slaughtered goat is taken around the entire village. The whole night is spe
Cuisines of bastar

Cuisines of bastar

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Every part of the country has its own food culture and Chhattisgarh also boasts of its rich tradition of food culture. Chhattisgarh is famous as rice bowl of Central India and most of the traditional cuisines of this state are mainly made from rice. Traditional food of Chhattisgarh comprises tribal food culture and mainly includes various foods made of rice and rice flour, curd and a wide variety of green leafy vegetables such as lal bhaaji, chowlai bhaaji, chech bhaji, kaanda bhaaji, kochai patta, kohda and bohar bhaji. Badi and Bijori are two optional food categories. Fara or muthiya, cheela (dosa like dish made with rice batter), chousera roti (puri made with rice flour) and angakar roti etc. are much popular as breakfast dishes. Bore Baasi, literally meaning dipped rice from the last c...
Madai Festival

Madai Festival

Art And Culture
Madai festival is another tribal festival of Chhattisgarh which is celebrated by tribes from time to time in various regions of the state. It is celebrated to worship local goddess of tribal regions. In December, celebrations of Madai festival start in Bastar region to worship the goddess Kesharpal Kesharpalin Devi. In January, this festival is celebrated by tribals in Kanker, Charama and Kurna regions of the state. In February, it goes back to Bastar region and Cheri-Chher-Kin is worshipped this time. In the end of February, the festival goes to Antagarh, Narayanpur and Bhanupratappur regions and it is celebrated in Kondagaon, Keshkal and Bhopalpattanam regions in the month of March. At every place, madai festival is held in a big ground and thousands of people attend the ceremony startin...
Bastar Dussehra

Bastar Dussehra

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Dussehra is one of the most important festivals of Chhattisgarh and Dussehra of Bastar is well known for its grand celebration and for different purpose especially. All the tribes participate in this ten day event and celebrate Dussehra as a congregation of Devi Maoli, who is Bastar's native deity and revered as the "elder sister" of Devi Danteshwari and all her sisters. During this festival, hundreds of priests from all over the state bring flower-bedecked local deities to the Danteshwari temple in Jagdalpur. Thus, Bastar Dussehra is celebrated in a different way with great fun and frolic.
Bell Metal (Dhokra)

Bell Metal (Dhokra)

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Bell metal or Dhokra work is most popular craft of the state and is usually practiced in Bastar & Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh. Tribal artisans of the region craft bell metal handicrafts using brass and bronze with hollow casting and the lost wax technique. This art is known as ‘Dhokra Work’ and is mainly practiced by the tribes like ‘Ghadwas’ of Bastar and ‘Jharas’ of Raigarh districts. Traditional Ornaments (Tribal Jewellery) Traditional ornaments of Chhattisgarh reflect tribal touch and is one of the most sought after items from this state. Well, traditional jewellery in Chhattisgarh is widely available in a variety of gold, silver, bronze and mixed metal. Along with tribal ornaments made out of beads, feathers and cowries are an integral part of tribal costumes as tribal men
Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh

Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh

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Being a tribal dotted region, Chhattisgarh has a multihued tribal culture reflecting vibrant colors of tribal life. “Tribal” word is basically used in India for the inhabitants who are known as indigenous in other countries. In Hindi language, the word “Tribal” means ‘Adivasi’ (ancient inhabitants) and these people are classified as “aboriginals” as per National census and are listed according to the tribes. India is home to several tribes and Chhattisgarh houses many of them as this land had been occupied by many tribes and been a tribal dotted land in ancient times too. In fact, Chhattisgarh is home to the oldest tribal communities of the India. It is also assumed that the earliest tribal communities of the region have been living for over 10,000 years in Bastar region of the state. Basi
Bastar costumes

Bastar costumes

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Chhattisgarh has a vibrant culture that exhibits various colors. Mainly traditional costumes of Chhattisgarh are that of tribes and tribal people in the region. These costumes of the tribals are unique and attractive as well as reflect vibrant and multihued rich culture of the state. Men and women both usually love to put on bright and colorful attires. Traditional costume for women is ‘Lugda` (saree) and `Polkha` (blouse). Tribal women are very particular about color and length of their sarees. They tend to wear knee length or full length saree in bright colours. The most used fabrics for saree are linen, silk and cotton and these beautiful sarees are usually painted with molten wax. Along with, tie and dye is a common technique used in Chhattisgarh to make fabrics which are called, ‘Bati
Bastar Languages

Bastar Languages

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Languages spoken include Halbi, Bhatri, which falls within the Odia language group but only shares about 60% lexical similarity with Oriya, spoken by about 600 000. It possesses tribal odia culture in Chhattisgarh.Muria, Madia, Dhurwa are also spoken in Bastar.  
Btri folk song

Btri folk song

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Jagdalpur. Which is quite a rich cultural tradition of Bastar is nirali Parab tradition cit. Qawwali Btri public bidding as there is competition between men and women. Every verse of the song on the first question to answer is the question. This question and answer one or two hours in the morning rather than the evening shows are not. So if your Fun specializes in both rival of the time, it takes two to three days. Pride in defeat Songs lost in this competition also be considered as a matter of pride after losing his wife to get the best from the defeat, the remains of the man or the man, or the woman told her all is acceptable. The argument based on events Cit Parab argument is based on the songs of the competition. Replying to questions, mythology, Ramayana, Mahabharata, folk...
Bastar Art

Bastar Art

Art And Culture
Prominent amongst the Tribal arts is the Bastar Art practiced by the tribals of the Bastar- region , India and is known the world over for their unique artifacts. Bastar is a district covered by forests. It is home to a large number of aboriginal clans better known in India as Tribes or Tribals. Wall hangings of Bastar crafts grace homes the world over, attracting the attention of art enthusiasts and the connoisseur alike. The Bastar artifacts usually depict the rural lifestyle of the tribal community, incorporating pastoral scenes with the farmer as the main focus. Tribals were surely the first metal smiths of India and they still continue with the ancient practice. These tribal artists create some of the most famous tribal imagery in iron -bringing out a unique view of life, nature...