Culture of Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh is rich in its cultural heritage.Chattisgarh has its own dance styles ,cuisine, & music.Pandwani the musical narration of the epic Mahabharata ,"Raut Nacha"(The folk dance of cowherds) and the Panthi and Soowa dance styles arevery popular in the region.Teejan Bai ,the Pandwani artist was awarded Padmashree for her contribution to this dance style.
Ritu Verma is also a well known name.The people of this region are very fond of colours.The dresses they wear are all colourful.Women too wear sarees with Kardhani
In rural areas women wear mala made of one rupee coins.Though this has gone out of trend these days.The people of this region are also known for creating humour out of language.Comical plays are very popular and are worth watching.
The people also have a great tendency towards adopting new trends and life styles.Chhattisgarh thus is multicultural for people from all over the world have com and settled in this region.Chhattisgarhi people are also known for their simplicity ,Kind hearted ness and adaptibility.And this is the actual culture of Chhattisgarh.
Gond, Uranv, Kanver, Kamar, Baiga, Halba, Korva, Pando, Birhi, Binjhwar and many schedule tribes celebrates dance, music, marriage and other cultural festival in Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarhi specially celebrates Navakhani, Ganga Dushhara, Sarhul Chherka, Dushara, Dipawali, Karma, Kartika & Hareli.
Chhattisgarh has its own dance styles ,cuisine, music & traditional folk songs in which sohar song, bihav song & Pathoni songs are very famous. Sohar songs are related to child birth, Bihav songs are related to marriage celebration . The main parts of Bihav songs are Chulmati, Telmati, Maymouri, Nahdouri, Parghani, Bhadoni and other songs related to Bhanver, Dowery and Vidai songs. Pathoni songs are related to gouna (departure of bride to bridegroom home).
Seasonal Chhattisgarhi folk songs are Fag (Basant Geet), Baramasi (12 months), Sawnahi (in rainy seasons).
Festival's related Chhattisgarhi folk songs are Cher-Chera songs (in welcome of new crops, child songs), Dohe of Rout Nacha (Dipawali), Sua songs (Dipawali).
Regional folk songs are Goura songs (worships Shivji & Parvati in Dipawali), Mata Seva songs, Janvara songs, Bhojali songs, Dhankul songs, songs of Nagpanchami.
Loriya & playing songs of child are Loriya, Fugdi, Kau-Mau, Chau-Mau, Khuduwa (Kakdi), Dandi Pouha.
Karma songs, Danda songs & Dewar songs are most popular of Entertainment songs in Chhattisgarh.