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Sattriya Description

Sattriya is an ancient dance form from India which was originated from Assam. Sattriya dance has been presented only by bhokots (male monks) in monasteries as a part of their daily rituals or for marked special festivals. Mythological stories have been used in an artistic way of presenting teachings to the people in an immediate and enjoyable manner. The musical compositions are called borgeets which are based on classical Indian ragas. The instruments used are Khols (drums), taals (cymbals), and flute. For costume wise they use a material made of pat (a silk made from mulberry plant commonly from Assam). For men costume are dhoti and chadar and for women it is called ghuri and chadar along with a waist cloth also known as kanchi or kingkini by both men and women dancers. The ornaments are also tradtitional Assamese designs.

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