Art and Culture of Sonbhadra

Welcome to Sonbhadra

Following tribes reside in Sonbhadra region – Gond, Warvar, Beba, Panika, Bhaiva, Munda, Ghasia, Urav, Gorvar, Col, Vin, Musahar, Viyar, Pathari etc. Major folk dances performed by these tribes are Karma Dance, Domkach, Agrahi Dance, Natwa, Shaila Dance. Major folk songs sung by the tribals are Kajli and Lorkayan. Archery is famous in Sonbhadra district. District has produced various national-level archers. A state-of-the-art Archery Facility has already been set-up in the district.

Karama Dance

Sonbhadra world famous tribal dance Karma. The Karma dance is a tribal community dance performed by the Gonds,Binjahal, Kharia, Oraon, Kisan and Kol and other tribal annually during the karma festival. Karma is a famous autumnal festival, it starts from the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrab. It is performed in the tribal dominant areas of Western Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Karma means ‘fate’. This folk dance is performed during the worship of the god of fate which is known as Karam Devta. People consider the god of fate as the cause of good and bad fortune

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