Artists worship God through dance

  • Inauguration of three-day Ninad Samaroh
  • Artists from many states of the country participated

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Government, Department of Culture has organized a three-day Ninad Samaroh focusing on the primitive forms of dance and rhythm in the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum from 18 to 20 August, every day from 06.30 pm.

In these three days, there are such dances in which the primary source of inspiration for dance is used prominently. Presentations of tribal and folk dance forms of the state and 9 states of the country are being coordinated in the ceremony. On the first day of the ceremony, an art tour of tribal and folk artists was taken out from Roshan Pura Square to Atal Path. During this, Dhamali dance-Jammu-Kashmir, Paikaha dance-Jharkhand, Kalinga dance-Orissa, Dandiya Raas-Gujarat, Songi mask-Maharashtra and Gond tribal Saila dance by Sukalsingh Dhurve-Dindori of Madhya Pradesh and Danda folk dance by Budhsen Yadav-Sidhi were presented.

Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini and killed Mahishasura to protect the deities afflicted by Mahishasura. Its festival was celebrated in Trilok. The devotees of Lord Vishnu, elated by this great victory, also started the tradition of celebration in the victory of truth over untruth, which later took the form of dance. The people of Paikha i.e. fighter Khandayat community perform this dance after Vijaya Dashami with kathi i.e. stick in hand to the tune of Madar, Nagada and flute. Mainly the performance of this dance is based on the events of Lord Krishna-Radha’s Rasleela, Ramayana and Mahabharata. The commemoration tradition that starts from Vijayadashami ends in the month of Agahan. Before this, when the paddy crop is standing in the fields and many flowers start blooming, then the villagers perform a dance invoking the village goddess for good harvest and peace. In this dance tradition, earlier only men used to perform dance in the form of Mohini, but later women were also included in it.


Dhamali dance – Jammu and Kashmir

This is a devotional dance of Kashmir, performed by men to seek blessings from God. This dance, performed at festivals, is very popular among the pilgrims. The dance troupe is led by a dancer holding a flag in his hand. The dancers dance in a circle around the buried flag pole. Starting at a slow pace, movements of the feet like shaking the waist and jumping are also important in this dance. The dancers are equipped with pajama-kurtas, jackets and kulah caps. Dancers in the form of Ras Dhamali also show the skills of war with the sticks held in their hands. Dhol and cymbals are the instruments of this dance.

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