Object

Title: Gauri Dance, Bhils (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Date issued/created:

[1986]

Resource Type:

Photography

Place of publishing:

Udaipur ; Udaipur District ; Rajasthan

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). Fragment of a tribal feast of Bhils dedicated to the goddess Gauri. The festival lasts for about 40 days and takes place during the rainy season. Every day a group of men from the tribe are dancing in the next village. Culminating celebration in this region takes place on the outskirts of Udaipur and within a few hours of dancing and playing a scene from tribal mythology, the most of them connected with life of a deity Rai Budiya. At the end of the procession holy figure of the goddess Gauri is thrown into the water. In the picture you can see actors bowing in the center of the scene - lance stuck in the ground and symbols of the goddess. Around them dance young actors with painted faces and leaves on the body playing a scene of hunting. This is one of the culminating moments of rites, when the participants fall into a state of ecstasy

Format:

image/jpeg

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:43945

Source:

part 2, box 17, 0020

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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