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Culturally Kosal and Kosli

Following pictures are taken from Face book page of Beni(albums):


August 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

A picture of Jitendriya Haripal, Krishna Patel, Mitrabhanu Gountia, and Prabhudutta Pradhan

Following picture was taken from face book page of Koshal Pradesh (Thanks to Saket Sahu, Editor of Beni, for posting this picture):

July 26, 2011 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Folk dances enthral audience at Sambalpur

Following report is from

SAMBALPUR: Even as Sambalpur shivered, the biting cold could not deter art lovers from thronging the Gangadhar Mukti Manch on the second day of the 15th Sambalpur Lok Mahotsav here this evening.

The evening began with traditional folk song of the district followed by solo performance of ‘Dhunkel’, a musical instrument on the verge of extinction. It was followed by foot-tapping folk dances of Dalkhai by artistes from Sambalpur, Sohala Suanga and Ravanchaya dances by artistes from Angul, Daka of Phulbani, Jamudali by artistes from Sonepur, Bajasaal by artistes from Kesinga in Kalahandi and Dandari dance from Jharsuguda.

Besides, folk dances like Mathuri from Andhra Pradesh, Gajijhumar from West Bengal and Holi by a troupe from Madhya Pradesh captivated the audience. Devoid of much of entertainment, the gathering left impressed  and spellbound with scintillating performance by the folk artistes.

Sambalpur University Vice- Chancellor AK Pujari, Chairman of Orissa Lift Irrigation Corporation Rohit Pujari, MARKFED Chairman Prabhataditya Mishra attended.

January 6, 2011 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

An account of the folk music of western Orissa

Following report is from the

BALANGIR: Dulduli, Parva, Karma, Dalkhai. These traditional folk music forms have a special meaning and their significance is reflected in various festivals of Balangir. Although these traditional music forms are fading, yet they come alive during festivals like Dussehra.  

 The exclusive rhythms of each form has a special meaning that is meant to appease the presiding deity of a particular place. Every year during Durga Puja, these musical forms get a new lease of life.

Tankadhar Mishra, an expert who has done research in traditional music, said folk music differs from place to place. “In Balangir, if one visits a village, he will find musical forms and rhythms changing with the region. For example, Karma music that is dedicated to Karmasani deity, has a different rhythm. But it may sound different in another place,” he said.

Although different presiding deities have different tastes, there is a common music form known as Sula Khadi (sixteen rhythms) which is applicable for all Goddesses representing Shakti. During Shakti puja at various Shakti ‘pithas’ here, Sula Khadi is mandatory to invoke Devi’s blessings.

Historian Sadananda Agrawal said not a single folk music here is bereft of religious connection. “It is the religious connection that makes the affair special. The rhythms are identified with the choices of different Goddesses,” he said.

October 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

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