Lore of the Ahirs

The Ahirs are a pastoral community, who in Chhattisgarh are seen to include the Rauts, Thetwars, and Yadavs. Their cultural practices include highly performative traditions that have in several ways defined the form and style of performance genres from this region.

देवरिहा बाजा

 

इस निबंध में पुनउराम साहू छत्तीसगढ़ के संगीत वाद्ययंत्र, देवरिहा बाजा के बारे में बात करते हैं। छत्तीसगढ़ में देवरिहा बाजा विवाह समारोहों के दौरान बजाया जाता है।

Punauram Sahu in this essay talks about the musical instrument, Devriha Baja from Chhattisgarh. In Chhattisgarh, Devriha Baja is played during the wedding ceremonies. 

लोक गायक-बसदेवा

 

इस निबंध में नवल शुक्ल छत्तीसगढ़ के वासुदेव,  कथाकार समुदाय के बारे में बात करते हैं।

In this essay Naval Shukla discusses the bardic/storyteller community of Vasudeva from Chhattisgarh. 

This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh, to document the cultural and natural heritage of the state of Chhattisgarh.

छत्तीसगढ़ का राउत नाच

 

इस निबंध में महावीर अग्रवाल ने छत्तीसगढ़ के राउत नाच पर विस्तार से चर्चा की है।

In this essay Mahavir Agrawal discusses the Raut Naach from Chhattisgarh in detail.

This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh, to document the cultural and natural heritage of the state of Chhattisgarh.

बिलासपुर का राउत नृत्य

 

Every year the city of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, curates the Raut Naach festival. The Raut Naach festival is organised around Diwali and goes on for 15 days. This essay by Rajesh Ganodwale talks about the celebration of Raut Naach festival as celebrated in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

 

This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh, to document the cultural and natural heritage of the state of Chhattisgarh.

कंठी ठेठवार की प्रस्तुति , भुजबल यादव एवं मालिक राम यादव द्वारा | Kanthi Thetwar Performed by Bhujbal Yadav and Malik Ram Yadav

                                                                                         

                                                                                               (हर गीत के बाद बांस धुन बजा है)

 

 

सारांश              (In Chhattisgarhi, hereafter, C)

Vanishing traditions: the Vasudevas of Chhattisgarh

The Vasudevas are a community of occupational storytellers from Chhattsigarh. They owe their ancestry to Vasudeva, Krishna's father and believe themselves to be descendants of his line. This belief shapes their practice of devotional storytelling, in which stories from the Bhagavat Purana predominate.  The Vasudevas performed the art of story telling as part of their traditional profession in Chhatttisgarh, like other performer- communities of oral narratives in this region such as the Devars, the Jogis and the Pardhan Gonds.