Category: Art & Culture of Odisha - 6 Posts Listed

Famous Dances of Odisha

There are 9 Most famous dances to be witnessed once you are in Odisha. Know more about the rich culture and heritage of Odisha in India. If you want to know about the 9 most famous dances of Odisha then see below to know about the most popular and famous dances of Odisha. Odissi Dance […]

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Dalkhai Dance of Odisha

Though Dusserah is the occasion of Sambalpuri folk dance Dalkhai, it’s the most popular folk-dance of Odisha, its performance is very common on all other festivals such as Bhaijiuntia, Phagun Puni, Nuakhai, etc. This is mostly danced by young women of Binjhal, Kuda, Mirdha, Sama and some other tribes of Sambalpur, Balangir, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Nuapada […]

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Tribal Culture of Odisha

Odisha occupies an unique position in the ethnographic map of India for having the largest variety of tribal communities.Although they are found in all the districts of the State, yet more than half of their total strength are found in the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Naurangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Nauapara, Kandhamal, Baudh, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Mayurbhanj. […]

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Baunsa Rani Dance of Odisha

Baunsa Rani literally means “The Bamboo Queen”. It is one of the oldest dance of Odisha. In this dance style a girl shows various acrobatic postures on the crossed bamboo bar as well as on the floor with exquisite scintillating movement synchronized with the beat of drums and songs. This dance is very dangerous dance […]

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Animal Mask Dance in Odisha

The spectacular animal mask dances are prevalent in the district of Ganjam, Orissa (Odisha), especially in Bhanjanagar sub-division area. Particularly during Thankurani Yatra, when the idols are taken out on the streets, the animal mask dancers go on dancing before the procession. During the marriage ceremonies also they lead the bridegroom’s procession all the way […]

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Odissi Dance of Odisha (Orissa)

Odissi, also known as Orissi is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. It originates from the state of Orissa, in eastern India. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences. The classic treatise of Indian dance, Natya Shastra, refers to it as Odra-Magadhi. 1st century […]

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