Badhai Folk Dance of Bundelkhand Region

Country: 
India
General: 

“When a man›s heart leaps with joy he starts singing and dancing”.  Badhai Folk Dance band performs the typical folk dance of Bundel Khand, expressing the attitude of the people. The majority of the people of Bundel Khand believe in Goddess Sheetala at the time of calamities, such as: flood, sickness, at the commencement of new ventures, and so on. Also, on occasions like: marriage or birth. They beseech the goddess for the sudden relief and recovery and for her help and blessing. If their prayer is granted or wish fulfilled, they go to Goddess Sheetal and tune in the rhythm of the folk musical instrument and they perform various steps, this particular rhythm is also called «Badhai».

Session: 
7th round of The International Festival For Drums Traditional Arts