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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.
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