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In which state did the 'Saila' dance originate? The dance is performed by boys after the harvest season.
1. Bihar
2. Odisha
3. Jharkhand
4. Chhattisgarh

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Chhattisgarh

The Correct Answer is Chhattisgarh.

 

  • The Saila dance is a folk dance and is performed during the post-harvest season.
  • Saila is a stick dance that is famous among the people of Sarguja, Chhindwara, and Baitul districts of Chhattisgarh.

 

  • Other folk dances of Chattisgarh:
  • Karma Dance
    • This dance form marks the end of the rainy season and the advent of spring.
  • Sua Nacha
    • Usually called a parrot dance, it is performed during Goura’s wedding.
  • Pandavani
    • Portray the account of Pandavas, the main characters of an epic battle.
  • Panthi Dance
    •  It is a prominent custom of the Satnami community of Chhattisgarh.
    • The community celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Guru Ghasidas in Maghi Purnima.
  • Rahas Dance
    • The Rahas dance is performed during festivals in Chhattisgarh.
    • It is an important folk dance performed in the Dhamtari district of the state.

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