Tribal artists portrayed their love for nature through Karma dance performance

Tribal artists portrayed their love for nature through Karma dance performance

Raipur: National Tribal Dance Festival organized by the state government in Raipur is an important platform featuring the primitive civilization-culture-traditions. Through this platform, people are getting a glimpse of tribal cultures across the world and learning about the importance of environment conservation.

Underlining the importance of nature, on the second day in the National Tribal Dance Festival, a dance competition was organized on traditional festivals, rituals, harvesting, agriculture, and other traditional practices. In this competition, artists from Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar performed Karma dance. Folk dancers from the state of Bihar staged an attractive performance of Karma dance with peacock feathers. In Bihar, this dance is performed at festivals such as Deepawali.

Similarly, the artists from Uttar Pradesh performed Karma dance in the honor of Lord Karma. In Uttar Pradesh, Karma dance is performed to the beat of drums and applause by men and women, as they move around a tree.  Karma dance is a way to worship Mother Earth and the five elements of nature, the deity of forest wealth. Like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the artists of Chhattisgarh also performed the captivating Karma dance on the beat of the drum.

The artists were dressed in traditional attire and peacock feathers. They brought to life the scene of the forest and the mutual symbiosis of wildlife and man on stage. In Chhattisgarh as well, Karma dance is performed to worship nature. This performance gave the message of saving the environment.