A moment to know about one of the lesser known art in India.
The dance drama is performed in a circle in the centre of which a trishul (trident) or some deity is present, the singers stand near it and dance. Any open platform of the village becomes the stage.
The five main characters are Raiee Budia (representing Shiva and Bhasmasur), the raiees representing, Mohini and Parvati, Kutkadia and Pat Bhopa, all other players are called Khelye. Kutkadia is the 'sutradhar' (narrator) of this play and he relates briefly the story of each play before it begins, thus the audience knows in advance.
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