Goura Gouri Festival
- 30 Oct 2019
- 2 min read
Goura - Gauri festival is celebrated in Chhattisgarh.
- It is celebrated on the day after Diwali. Goura stands for Lord Shiva and Gauri, for Goddess Parvati.
- The festival celebrates the pastoral life of the people of Chhattisgarh.
- The gathering sees the rituals of ‘gedi’, ‘raut nacha’ and ‘panthi nritya’ in the traditional attire.’
- Gedi is a dance of the Gond people, who are spread widely throughout Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and is one of India’s prominent tribal groups. Gedi is a pair of bamboo stilts with footrests. The dancers strike the stilts on the ground to produce simple rhythmic beats.
- Raut Nacha is a traditional dance of the Yadav community which is performed on Diwali. In this dance, the Rauts, wearing a special costume, sing and dance in a group with sticks in their hands in the pathways of the village.
- Panthi Nritya is performed by Satnami community of Chhattisgarh. Songs related to dance depicts the importance of human life with strong spiritual messages with prime focus on omnipotent devotion.
- Surti, Hareli, Pola and Teeja are some other festivals of the state.