29 Jul 2018 - 06:15 to 08:30
The year 2018 marks 500 years since the establishment of the
29 Jul 2018 - 07:00 to 09:30
Raipur , Chhattisgarh
“A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a


Quick Facts about Bhavai


14th century AD, present day Gujarat

Founding father

Asait Thakar

Heritage keepers

A community called by multiple names viz. Nayak, Bhojak, Vyas. Presently classified as ‘Socially and Educationally Backward Class’ and Nomadic Tribe by the Gujarat state.

Most popular in

Saurashtra region and northern Gujarat


Vernacular Gujarati, including a mix of Urdu and Hindi

Presiding deities

Amba and Bahuchra

Popular themes

Mythology, morality, communal harmony, satire, caste system and other social ills

Prominent dramatic elements

Alienation and mime

Popular plays

Mena Gurjari, Bhavani Bhavai, Sati Jasma Odan