Jitia Karam songs and dances of the Oraons – Jharkhand

Karam is the Oraons name for the Kadamb tree, which the Oraons consider very sacred. They worship the Kadamb tree as a deity. The Oraons used the Kadamb flowers and twigs as decorations. High pitched sounds and the rhythms of the dance touch the hearts of the people of Jharkhand. Through those songs and dances they celebrate their deep and life long attachment to the forests which itself appears to them as a deity.

Source: Easrern Zonal Cultural Centre
Address : http://ezccindia.org/jharkhand.html
Date Visited: Fri Aug 26 2011 00:06:35 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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