History of Bagurumba Dance
History of Bagurumba Dance History of Bagurumba Dance

Bagurumba (Assamese) is a folk dance of Assam, India performed by the Bodos. It is the usually practiced during Bwisagu, a festival of the Bodos in the Bishuba Sankranti or Mid-April. The dance is sometimes referred to as the "butterfly dance" as its motion resembles butterflies. Then young people reverentially bow down to their parents and elders.

After that Bathow is worshipped by offering the deity chicken and zou (rice beer). On this day, Bodo women in their colourful dokhna, jwmgra and aronai (attire) perform the Bagurumba dance which is also called the Bardwisikhla dance. It is also accompanied by musical instruments like serja (a bowed instrument), sifung (flute), tharkha (a piece of split bamboo), kham/madal (a long drum made of wood and goatskin). The festival ends with a community prayer at Garjasali. This dance prevails in Bodo inhabited areas of Udalguri, Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Darrang and Sonitpur districts.

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