Bengal, the state where our poets and writers belong
to, has a rich tradition of folk art. Brita or Vrita
dances is one of the most important traditional folk
dances of Bengal. This is an invocational dance performed
by the barren woman of Bengal who worship in gratitude
after their wish being fulfilled. Quite often, this
dance is performed after a recovery from a contagious
disease like small pox etc.
Kali Nach is another
dance performed during Gajan, in honour of the Goddess
Kali. Here, the performer wears a mask, purified by
mantras, and dances with a sword, and when worked up
can make prophetic answers.