Barpeta's Bhortal Nritya

Barpeta's Bhortal Nritya is one of the most popular dances of Assam. This dance is mainly performed in and around Barpeta district. It plays a very important role in the culture and tradition of Assam. There is a short description of this dance.

A dance plays a very important role in the culture of Assam. As the state has Bhortal Nrityamany tribes, each tribe has their own unique dance. The best places to witness the classical and folk dances are the Bihu stages during the Rongali Bihu festival. During this time one can see all the classical and folk dances of various tribes. These dances are a part of Assamese religion and believe.

Barpeta's Bhortal Nritya is one of the popular traditional dances of Assam which was developed by a well known Satriya artist Narahari Burha Bbakat. It is an extension of Sankari culture. In this dance Six to ten dancers equipped with cymbols perform to the first bit of '7hiya Nom" and produces a number of attractive and colourful formations by displaying the cymbols. The dance is performed during the festival season like Bihu. It can be seen in and around Barpeta and in the stages of Guwahati Bihu sanmilan.It is basically performed in groups. It is performed to a very fast beat which is known as ' 7hiya Nom'. People of all age group can enjoy this dance. Some of the best performances of this dance can be seen during Bihu festival when the stage performances held in Guwahati and Barpeta. The Barpeta's Bhortal Nritya is a mirror image of the rich cultural heritage of Assam.Bhortal Nritya


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