Art and Culture of Chhattisgarh

Art and Culture of Chhattisgarh The entire India holds its own special importance. Art and Culture of Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh located at the heart of India, which has been the workplace of Lord Shriram, ancient art, civilization, culture, history And is very rich in terms of archeology.

Evidences have also been found here, from which it appears that Kaushalya, the mother of King Shriram of Ayodhya, was from Chhattisgarh only. The ‘culture of Chhattisgarh’ includes the famous festivals, dance, music, fair and folk crafts etc. of the region.

Festivals of Chhattisgarh

Bastar’s ‘Dussehra’, Raigarh’s ‘Ganeshotsav’ and Bilaspur’s ‘Raut Madhai’ are such festivals, which have a very distinct identity of their own. Is. Pandwani, Bharthari, Panthi dance, Karma, Dadra, Gaadi dance, Gaura, Dhankul etc. have ooze and gaiety in the melodious expressions and rhythms.

The craftsmanship of Chhattisgarh has a wonderful coordination of tradition and faith. Metal, wood, bamboo are particularly popular for archana and ornamentation in the traditional crafts here. The Department of Culture has also provided opportunities to the artists along with preservation and promotion of traditional dance, music and crafts in the programs.

Development of art and Culture of Chhattisgarh

It can be said that the Triveni of religion, art and history has been flowing continuously in Chhattisgarh. Lord Shri Ram, the worshiper of Hindus, stayed for a long time in the presence of sages in ‘Rajim’ and ‘Sihawa’ and it was here that he planned the killing of Ravana. Due to his grace today ‘Rajim Kumbh’ at Triveni Sangam has been recognized as the fifth Kumbh of the country.

The historicity of Sirpur, unique artistic heritage like Buddhist Ashram, Ramgiri Parvat, Chitrakoot, Bhoramdeo Temple, Sitabengra cave located here is giving international recognition to Chhattisgarh today. Huh. During the last eight years, the ‘Culture and Archeology Religious Trust’ and the ‘Religion Department’ have proudly raised the head of Chhattisgarh by placing the excellence of its art and culture in front of the country and the world.

Chhattisgarh Department of Culture and Archeology

Kuleshwar Temple Rajim, operator of the glorious past of Chhattisgarh; ‘Shiva Temple’ Chandkhuri; ‘Siddheshwar Temple’ Palari; ‘Jagannath Temple’ khallari; ‘Bhoramdev Temple’ Kawardha; 58 monuments have been declared as very important from the archaeological point of view including ‘Batis Mandir’ Barsur and ‘Mahamaya Mandir’ Ratanpur.

During the last eleven years, in the last eight years, the ‘Culture and Archeology Department’ has also made Chhattisgarh proud of the protection and promotion of culture, art, literature and heritage. Continuous efforts have been made for Many golden achievements have been achieved. The development of any country or region is incomplete without the development of its language.

With the development of Chhattisgarh, the way for the development of Chhattisgarhi language has also been paved. Chhattisgarhi was given the status of official language and ‘Chhattisgarh Official Language Commission’ was formed, so that government work could be done in Chhattisgarh. Echoes of ‘Gurtur Chhattisgarhi’ have started being heard in the assembly.

Kumbh Mela organized in Chhattisgarh

With the efforts of the culture minister of Chhattisgarh, since the passing of the ‘Chhattisgarh Vidhansabha Kumbh Mela Bill-2005’, the huge ‘Kumbh Mela Bill-2005’ organized in ‘Prayag Rajim of Chhattisgarh’ The ‘Rajim Kumbh’ fair has not only made its national identity as the fifth Kumbh, but has also made an international identity.

Archaeological excavations were resumed in Sirpur after 1956 in 2006, which brought to light very ancient structures on 32 ancient mounds. For the first time, Buddhist stupas of the Maurya period were found during the excavation. 79 bronze statues and one of Somvanshi ruler ‘Tivardev’ and three copper plates of ‘Mahashiv Gupta Balarjun’ were found.

Sirpur today is attracting tourists from all over the world because of its archaeological splendor. Excavation work has also been done in ‘Pacharahi’, ‘Madkudweep’, ‘Maheshpur’ and ‘Turturiya’. Archaeological museums have been constructed and developed in 8 districts of Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Cultural Center and Programs

In Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, the grand ‘Purkhauti Muktangan’ has been inaugurated by President ‘Abdul Kalam’. Apart from this, membership of ‘South Central Cultural Center’ has been obtained, so that the artists of Chhattisgarh can get an opportunity to showcase their talent at national and international level. A ‘Signature Program’ has been started to identify and honor artists.

The pension amount for artists and writers has been increased from Rs.700 to Rs.1500. ‘Vivekananda Prabuddha Sansthan’ and ‘Chhattisgarh Sindhi Sahitya Sansthan’ have been formed. Along with this, grandeur has been given to the fair, mandai and other traditional festivals in this festive region.

In this way, Chhattisgarh, full of ancient art, culture and heritage, has made its own distinct and unique identity on the map of India and the world, due to which tourism has become popular here. The potential for growth is also limitless.

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FAQ

Q: What is the folk art of Chhattisgarh?

Ans: Surujbai Khande's name is very important in the traditional folk art of Bharthari, Chhattisgarh. She is a first rate singer in Bharthari Gayiki. Chhattisgarhi Bharthari Chandaini and Dhola-Maru's singing has established its mark in the country and abroad.

Q: What is the name of folk art?

Ans: Kalamkari, Kangra, Gond, Chittar, Thanjavur, Thangak, Patachitra, Pichhwai, Pithora painting, Phad, Batik, Madhubani, Yamunaghat and Worli etc. are the main folk arts of India.

Q: What do you understand by folklore?

Ans: Folk songs are the songs of the people. Which is not adopted by any one person but by the whole society. The creator of folk songs dedicates his personality to the people. The rhymed speech that human beings spontaneously generate in the wave of their joy, to use it in general public behavior without caring for the classical rules, is a folk song.

Q: What is the folk culture of Chhattisgarh?

Ans: Chhattisgarh is rich in its cultural heritage. Watching their rhythmic folk music, dance and drama is a delightful experience which also gives an insight into the culture of the state. The state's most famous dance-drama is the Pandwani, a musical retelling of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

Q: What is folk art, what effect does it have on our lives?

Ans: It is also a powerful medium of human expression. Folk art should be important in everyone's life. Without folk arts, human life is boring. What we don't learn through these, even after this, a sense of indifference is kept towards folk arts which is not appropriate for the society.