The Murias are the people who belong to the Muria Tribe and reside in the Northern part of Bastar district. The Murias are trained and taught several community dances in the Ghotul. As per the culture and tradition of this clan, the Murias first worship their drum before performing the dance. They basically dance and sing during some occasion and festivals. A colourful picture of the performing arts of Madhya Pradesh can be observed during marriages in the household of the clan. Before performing any dance or song the Murias pray to the 'Lingo Pen', who is the founder of the Ghotul institution and is regarded as the phallic deity of the tribe.
धोकरा धातु कला छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य की एक लोकप्रिय मूर्तिकला है l मुख्यतः धोकरा धातु कला राज्य के बस्तर और रायगढ़ जिले में प्रचिलित है I धोकरा धातु कला का नाम वहाँ के आदिवासी समुदाय डामर के नाम पर पड़ा है l धोकरा कला 4000 वर्ष पुरानी भारतीय कला है जो आज भी निरंतर जारी है l इस कला का प्रमाण मोहेंन्जो दरो और हड़प्पा की सभ्यता के अध्यन में भी पाया गया है l भारत के अलावा धोकरा धातु कला का प्रमाण चीन , नाइजीरिया , इजिप्ट , मलेशिया और मध्य अमेरिका के इतहास में भी पाया गया है l धोकरा धातु कला में भ्रष्ट मोम (lost wax) , पीतल , कांस्य और ताम्बे की मिश्रित धातु का इस्तमाल किया जाता है l पिघले धातु की ढलाई से अक्रुतियां तैयार की जाती है l क्षेत्र के आदिवासी कलाकार धोकरा कला से विभिन्न प्रकार के आकृतिया बनाते है l जिसमे कई प्रकार के पशुओ की मुर्तिया , धातु की घंटिया और अन्य आकर्षित करने वाली आकृति
बस्तर के आदिवाशी समुदाय अपनी इस दुर्लभ दुर्लभ कला को पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी संरक्षित करते आ रहे है, परन्तु प्रचार के आभाव में यह केवल उनके कुटीरों से साप्ताहिक हाट बाज़ारों तक ही सीमित है। उनकी यह कला बिना किसी उत्कृष्ट मशीनों के उपयोग के रोजमर्रा के उपयोग में आने वाले उपक्रमों से ही बनाये जाते हैं। बस्तर के कला कौशल को मुख्या रूप से काष्ठ कला, बाँस कला, मृदा कला, धातु कला में विभाजित किया जा सकता है। काष्ठ कला में मुख्य रूप से लकड़ी के फर्नीचरों में बस्तर की संस्कृति, त्योहारों, जीव जंतुओं, देवी देवताओं की कलाकृति बनाना, देवी देवताओं की मूर्तियाँ, साज सज्जा की कलाकृतियाँ बनायी जाती है। बांस कला में बांस की शीखों से कुर्शिया, बैठक, टेबल, टोकरियाँ, चटाई, और घरेलु साज सज्जा की सामग्रिया बनायीं जाती है। मृदा कला में , देवी देवताओं की मूर्तियाँ, सजावटी बर्तन, फूलदान, गमले, और घरेलु साजसज्जा की सामग्रि
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
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 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...
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 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
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
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