Folk songs of Chhattisgarh

Folk songs of Chhattisgarh, Many folk songs are popular among the tribal groups of Chhattisgarh state. Which encompasses the heritage of this place. A lot can be known about the social lifestyle here through these songs

folk songs of chhattisgarh
folk songs of chhattisgarh

major folk songs of Chhattisgarh/Lokgeet of Chhattisgarh


This folk song of Chhattisgarh state is based on Mahabharata poetry. The story of his bravery is sung.

2. Lorik Chanda:

This is a popular love folk tale from Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. This song is based on the love affair and biography of Lorik and Chanda. It is known as the Chandaini singing style in Chhattisgarh.

3. Dholamaru-

This folk song is most famous in Rajasthan, but it is sung throughout North India. It is sung in Malwa, the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh state, and the Bundelkhand province of Chhattisgarh state. In this, the love story of Dhola and Maru is sung with wonder and mystery.

4. Bamboo Song

It is basically sung while narrating a story in which the singer is accompanied by the ragi and instrumentalists. Along with singing songs, an instrument called bamboo is played. That is why it is called Bamboo Song.

5. Ghotul Pata:

Some tribal castes in Chhattisgarh have a tradition of singing death songs. Here, at the time of death, among the tribals called Mudiya, it is sung in the form of Ghotul Pata. It is sung by the elderly members of the family.

6. Birha-

This is a famous dance song from Bundelkhand. This dance is performed by almost all the castes in this province. There is no fixed time for this dance and song. The Gond and Baiga tribes have a tradition of singing Birha during weddings and Diwali. This is a separation song based on Shringaar Rasa.

 Panthi song-

This is a traditional dance song of the Satnami caste of Chhattisgarh state. Due to the cult of Guru Ghasidas, it has been named Panthi Naach. On some special occasions, Satnami establishes ‘Jaitkham’ and dances and sings in a circle around it. It starts with the praise of the gods.

8. Bharthari song:

This folktale is a rendition of the story based on the lives of King Bharathari and Queen Pingla. Bharthari’s Shatak
and his story have gained new energy and liveliness after reaching the world. The tradition of singing Bharthari songs is very ancient in the state of Chhattisgarh. Here, it is famous as a genre of folk songs. It is sung by Nathpanthi singers.

9. Dadriya song:

This is a love song from Chhattisgarh in which Shringaar Rasa predominates. These are couplet songs of two lines each. These folk songs have great importance in this region. Dadriya songs are mainly sung by men and women together.

10. Sohar Geet

The songs that are sung on the occasion of birth are called Sohar songs. Through this song, people share their happiness with each other.

11. Barua song:

In Chhattisgarh, the song sung on the occasion of Upanayan Sanskar is called Barua Geet. Through this song, Barua begs for alms from his relatives.

12. Gaura Geet-

This is a folk song sung by women during Navratri in praise of various incarnations of Goddess Durga.

13. Karma song:

The most important folk song of the tribals of Chhattisgarh state is Karma Geet. This is a song sung with karma dance.

14. Sua Geet-

This song expresses the pain of the separation of tribal women in the state of Chhattisgarh. In each line of this song, the women address Suana and express their pain over separation.

15. Raut Geet

The Raut tribe of Chhattisgarh state considers itself the descendants of Lord Krishna. The Raut song is related to him. Raut Geet is sung on the day of Govardhan Puja.

16. Gambat Geet

This song is sung on the occasion of Ganesh Mahotsav in the state of Chhattisgarh. Hindu gods and goddesses are praised in this song.

17. Nagamat Geet

The folk songs sung by the tribal castes of the state on the day of Nagpanchami are called Nagmat Geet. It is sung in praise of the Guru as well as in praise of the snake god and in request for protection from snake bites.

18. Dholki song

This song is sung only by women playing dholak. In this folk song, the pastimes of Lord Ram and Shri Krishna are sung.

19. Dewar song:

This dance song sung by the Dewar caste of Chhattisgarh state is based on ancient folk tales.

20. Perennial Song

This song is sung every year in the month of Jyeshtha. This song describes the gods and their glory.

21. Baina Geet

This song is sung in the context of Tantra-Mantra. This folk song has been composed in praise of the gods and goddesses to please them.

22. Lenja song:

It is mainly sung in the tribal area of ​​Bastar district.

23. Raila song:

This is the main folk song of the Muria tribe of Chhattisgarh.

24. Bar dance song

This is the main dance song of the Kanwar caste in the state.

25. Jilma song:

This is the union dance song of the Baiga tribe settled in Chhattisgarh and surrounding states.

26. Reena dance song

This is a famous folk song sung by women of the Gond and Baiga tribes in North India during Diwali.

27.Dahki song-

This folk song is sung in an obscene manner on the occasion of Holi.

28. parody song

This is a song sung jokingly on the occasion of marriage in the state.

29. Javra song:

This is a religious song sung by the tribal groups of the state on the occasion of Navratri.

30. Dhankul-

This is the main folk song of the tribals of the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

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