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Danda Nrutya

Danda Nrutya is one of the famous performing arts in Ganjam District of Orissa. It is dedicated to Byaghra Devi of Kulada, the presiding deity of drama.

Danda Nrutya starts 13 days before Mahavisuba Sankranti and ends with Mesa Sankranti. The people who participate in this are known as Dandua, Bhogata or Patua.

The musical instruments include Dhol (double-sided drum) and Mahuri (wind instrument like Shehnai) along with flag and peacock tails by the artists.

Updated on 16th February, 2016
District: Ganjam


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