Bagha Nacha (Tiger Dance)

  • Performed in Odisha
  • In Bagha  Nacha (Tiger Dance),  a young male paints himself as a tiger and wears a special head gear and tail  while dancing  to the tune of  Dhampa (a musical instrument played by beating with two sticks on drums)
  • Anybody can perform Bagha Nacha
  • However, traditionally, many people promise a wish to perform on the event of a troublesome phase of daily life praying for Goddess’s blessing to overcome
  • Bagha Nacha or other roles played during the Yatra  are considered as  thanks giving to the Goddess

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