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Satriya Dance

Satriya, a classic dance of Assam, was introduced by Srimanta Shankar Dev to propagate religion. It has three parts - guru vandana, Ramdani and geet abhinaya. Guru vandana and Ramdani is performed without any music remain immune to the modern-day invasions. The geet abhinaya is based on the childhood tales of Lord Krishna.

An annual Satriya Dance festival is organized in Guwahati during winter (November- February).

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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