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"Reena-Shaila folk song and dance"

(Reena-Shaila folk songs and dances prevalent in the Baiga special backward tribe of Chhattisgarh state)

Reena - This is the method of singing, which the mothers or older women of the Baiga tribe try to familiarize the children with songs and dances in them through singing praises of deities and their culture with their love and affection. At the same time, Baiga mothers sings Reena to teach little baby and as a love.

Shaila - The Shaila dance is performed by the men of Baiga tribe, offering prayers to the presiding deity and ancestors like Karamad Dev, Gram Dev, Thakur Dev, Mother Land, Nanga Baiga, as a thank when their crops are harvest. An attempt is made to tell each other about the state of happiness, prosperity and family happiness through Shaila song and dance.

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Reena-Shaila folk songs and dances prevalent in the Baiga special backward tribe of Chhattisgarh state:-

  • General Introduction - Baiga tribe it is one of the 05 special backward tribes of the Chhattisgarh state. The Baiga tribes reside in Kabirdham, Mungeli, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and Koriya districts of the state. The Baiga tribe has a close relationship with nature and forests. Whose description is widely seen in their folk culture. The Baiga tribes sing various folk songs and dances in the group to praise to their deity, festivals, entertainment. Karama, Reena-Shaila, Dadaria, Bihav, Phag etc. are prominent in their folk songs and dance.
    Brief description of Reena-Shaila -
  • Reena - This is the method of singing, which the mothers or older women of the Baiga tribe try to familiarize the children with songs and dances in them through singing praises of deities and their culture with their love and affection. At the same time, Baiga mothers sings Reena to teach little baby and as a love.
    Costumes - The woman wears a white colored saree. Suta-garland around the neck, dhar in the ear, Nagamori in the arm, bangle in the hand, bronze bangle and kakani in the leg, make up with Banuria.
    Instruments - Dhol, Teemaki, Flute, Thiski, Paazana
  • Shaila - The Shaila dance is performed by the men of Baiga tribe, offering prayers to the presiding deity and ancestors like Karamad Dev, Gram Dev, Thakur Dev, Mother Land, Nanga Baiga, as a thank when their crops are harvest. An attempt is made to tell each other about the state of happiness, prosperity and family happiness through Shaila song and dance.
    Costumes - Dhoti, Kurta, Jacket, Turban, foot paijna, Suta Mala
    Instruments -Mandar, Dhol, Teemaki, Flute, Thiski, Paazana
    Dialect - Reena and Shaila are sung by the Baiga tribe in their own Bagani dialect.
    Occasion -is done by the Baiga tribe from the month of Kwaar to Kartik (September to November).
    Members -Singing and dancing are performed in the group.

"Dashera Karama folk song and dance"

(Dashera Karama folk songs and dances prevalent in the Baiga special backward tribe of Chhattisgarh state)

The Karama dance is performed by the Baiga tribe during the time of Bhado Punni to Maghi Punni (August to January). At this time, the male members of the Baiga tribe go to other villages where they invoke the members of the said village for the Karma dance, in response to which the women of that village come to adorn. Thereafter, Karama singing and dancing is done in the form of a quiz. Similarly, even after invitations from other villages, Baiga is performed by a group of men and women. Karama presents at night in a designated open space in the village called Kharna. Burning bonfire, women, men and children of all ages dance and present their happiness and sorrow to each other through song and dance in the form of questions and answers. Through the Karma dance, the young men and women also get acquainted with each other in the Baiga tribe with mutual harmony, pleasure and sorrow.

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Dashera Karama folk songs and dances prevalent in the Baiga special backward tribe of Chhattisgarh state:-

  • General Introduction - Baiga tribe it is one of the 05 special backward tribes of the Chhattisgarh state. The Baiga tribes reside in Kabirdham, Mungeli, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and Koriya districts of the state. The Baiga tribe has a close relationship with nature and forests. Whose description is widely seen in their folk culture. The Baiga tribes sing various folk songs and dances in the group to praise to their deity, festivals, entertainment. Karama, Reena-Shaila, Dadaria, Bihav, Phag etc. are prominent in their folk songs and dance.
    Brief description of Dashera Karama -
  • Dashera Karama - The Karama dance is performed by the Baiga tribe during the time of Bhado Punni to Maghi Punni (August to January). At this time, the male members of the Baiga tribe go to other villages where they invoke the members of the said village for the Karma dance, in response to which the women of that village come to adorn. Thereafter, Karama singing and dancing is done in the form of a quiz. Similarly, even after invitations from other villages, Baiga is performed by a group of men and women. Karama presents at night in a designated open space in the village called Kharna. Burning bonfire, women, men and children of all ages dance and present their happiness and sorrow to each other through song and dance in the form of questions and answers.
    Through the Karma dance, the young men and women also get acquainted with each other in the Baiga tribe with mutual harmony, pleasure and sorrow.
    Make up -
    Women - Special adornments are done by women for the Dashera Karma dance, in which this charkhana (khadi) lugda is often red and white in color, blouse of red color, peacock feathers on the head, stripes in the ears, Suta Mala in neck, Nagmori in the arms, wear colorful bangles in the wrist, and pajani in the feet, and Particularly from the hair of the head down to the waist, wears stripes made of Biran grass. Due to which their beauty and make up is seen
    Men - The men also wear white dhoti, kurta, black coat / jacket, a turban with peacock feathers on the head and garland around the neck as required.
    Instruments - Mandar, Timki, Dhol, Flute, Thichki, Paazna
    Members - Dashera Karma dance is performed by the Baiga tribe members in a group of 15-20 female and 15-20 male.