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Baredi Dance

Popularly known as Raut dance in Chhattisgarh, Baredi Dance is mainly performed by the male dancers of Ahir community. It is mainly conducted on the occasion of Diwali.

The main subject of this rhythmic performance is the Krishna legend in Shringaar Rasa. The dancers move from house to house in the courtyards or in the open spaces of the village. They wear traditional jewelry like Cowrie Mala. Dhoti, kurta and jacket are the costumes of the dancers. Each dancer carries a peacock feather on their head known as ‘Krishna Mukut’ and holds a long stick in one hand while he makes a jingling sound with a cowrie string tied around the wrist of the other hand.

Updated on 22nd June, 2005


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