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Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh

 The Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh is quite vast and varied with its unique ways and means. The culture is has its own uniqueness. If you have an inclination towards knowing about various tribal cultures and their various ways and means, then Chhattisgarh is the right place to be in and a study of the Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh would be quite interesting. If you want more insights about the Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh, India you can visit the Memory Pillars of Gamawada in Dantewada, Maria Menhirs in Bastar and Anthropological Museum in Bastar.

The well known tribes in Chhattisgarh are the Gond Tribe, Bhunjia Tribe, Baiga Tribe, Bisonhorn Maria Tribe, Parghi Tribe, Muria Tribe, Halba Tribe, Bhatra Tribe, Parja Tribe, Dhurvaa Tribe, Muriya Tribe, Dandami Mariya Tribe, Dorla Tribe, Dhanwar Tribe, Kol Tribe, Korwa Tribe, Rajgond Tribe, Kawar Tribe, Bhaiyana Tribe, Binjwar Tribe, Savra Tribe, Manji Tribe, Bhayna Tribe, Kamar Tribe, Munda Tribe and Abujmaria Tribe.

To speak about the Tribal Culture in Chhattisgarh, each of the tribes possesses its own rich history and culture. Their various forms of dance, music, dress and food are different from each other. The chief of a tribe is called the 'Sarpanch', who acts as the main advisor and mediator during disputes and other important matters. The Chief is is assisted by a team of 5 advisors, each of them called panch. The tribes tremendously respect their Sarpanch and the 5 Panchs. The tribes have a lot of unity within them. Marriages usually take place within the tribe. The dead are either buried or cremated. Due to the expensive multi-day rituals in cremation, it is not very popular. But the important elders are always cremated.