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Behula Dance

Behula, a popular dance of Assam, depicts the love and devotion of a woman towards her husband. This dance tells the story of a woman named Behula, who fought with the serpent goddess Manasa to reinstall life in her dead husband.

Behula is performed by a single female dancer who portrays the protagonist in the story. In between, the performer acts like the serpent goddess. The music is provided by a pair of drums.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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