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Kaksar Dance

Kaksar is a festival dance performed by the Abujhmarias before reaping harvest. The deity is worshipped for a rich harvest. The dance is performed by both young boys and girls. The men appear fairly attired with a belt of bells around their waists, and women in sarees and jewelry.

The dance provides an opportunity to choose life partners. The marriages so emerge are celebrated in a grand manner. The melodious music and the tinkling of the bells accompany the dance. The instruments used are dhol (cylindrical drum), timiki and bansuri.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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