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Ghanta Patua Dance

Ghanta patua is a community in Orissa that displays acrobatic dance with a Ghanta on the head .This festival is performed in the month of Chaitra.

Performance—they set out in two to four in a group. One of them dresses himself as a female with a black color is tied on the head like a round cap while the flowing two ends are held by him in both the hands separately. He places to Ghanta on his head which is profusely decorated with flowers, vermilion, sandlepaste and colored threads. The Ghanta on the head he displays a variety of Yogic postures. Then he dances a while with bare-feet with the ropes. Without any support for the hands the dancer displays rare skill, with dance movements.

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