Jai Gyan! the Purulia Chau of Bengal, the Seraikella Chau of Jharkhand, and the Mayurbhanj Chau of Odisha. Today, three variations of the dance are performed in eastern India – Seraikella Chhau in Jharkhand, Mayurbhanj Chhau in Orissa, and Purulia Chhau in West Bengal. H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10. The video is a Seraikella Chhau Dance performance by Guru Kedar Nath Sahu and Group . This item is part of a library of books, audio, video, and other materials from and about India is curated and maintained by Public Resource. For other collections we curate and more information, please visit the Bharat Ek Khoj page. Chhau, a form of tribal martial dance of India, is believed to have originated in the former princely state of Mayurbhanj. The unique feature of Seraikella Chhau is the complete absence of Vachikabhinaya (vocal support) and Mukhabhinaya too, as the face is completely concealed by the mask. Folk Dance, Seraikella Chhau Dance: Description: The video is a Seraikella Chhau Dance performance by Guru Kedar Nath Sahu and Group . The purpose of this library is to assist the students and the lifelong learners of India in their pursuit of an education so that they may better their status and their opportunities and to secure for themselves and for others justice, social, economic and political. Uploaded by Chhau dance is a tradition from eastern India that enacts episodes from epics including the Mahabharata and Ramayana, local folklore and abstract themes. Seraikella Chhau Dance, Saraikela, Jharkhand, India. This library has been posted for non-commercial purposes and facilitates fair dealing usage of academic and research materials for private use including research, for criticism and review of the work or of other works and reproduction by teachers and students in the course of instruction. The main dances are often males from the royal family, but others also do perform. Chhau dance, also spelled as Chau or Chhaau, is a semi classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk traditions, with origins in eastern India. Seraikella Chhau is danced during the annual Chaitra Parva Festival dedicated for Ardhanareshwara as a prayer for abundant harvest. The mask in Seraikella Chhau is a vital element in the dance. Mukhota or masks are an integral part of this dance style and it depicts only the essence of a particular character. All the dances … See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. 482 likes. Be the first one to, Seraikella Chhau Dance Performance by Guru Kedar Nath Sahu and Group, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014), Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Delhi ( ICCR ). The Performance is proceeding by a series of mandatory rituals. Its three distinct styles hail from the regions of Seraikella, Purulia and Mayurbhanj, the first two using masks. Public Resource It is found in three styles named after the location where they are performed, i.e.