Art & Culture of Madhya Pradesh
The fine artworks and handicrafts like - Woven cotton or silk sarees, fabrics with block prints, stuffed toys, floor coverings, bamboo work, cane work, jute work, woodcraft, iron craft, stone craft, metal craft, terra cotta, zari work, folk paintings, ornaments, dolls and the uncanny work of Gond painting and the traditional carpets of Gwalior. Crafts like bamboo and jute work are widely traded.
Madhya Pradesh is popular for its classical music, folk music, tribal music, ceremonial music, ritual music, and Indian classical music and is home to four prominent Gharanas of Hindustani classical music—
1. Maihar Gharana
2. Gwalior Gharana
3. Senia Gharana
4. Indore Gharana.
Medieval India's famous singers, Tansen and Baiju Bawra hail from Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh). It is very interesting to know that different types of drums can be seen in Madhya Pradesh. The large drums of Bastar, the dhols and maandals played by the Bhils, the ghera, timki, chang and dphala .
Specific Art Forms of Madhya Pradesh
3. Gond Paintings
4. Tribal Paintings
5. Bhil Paintings
Folk Dances of Madhya Pradesh
One of the most popular folk dance of Madhya Pradesh is matki that involve several local rituals. All traditional dances are associated with the religious sentiments of people of the particular region of MP. Madhya Pradesh government on a regular basis organizes a festival “Lokranjan” on a large scale which acts as a platform for various tribes of Madhya Pradesh to flourish their religious and cultural heritage in the form of folk dance or music. Other popular folk dances of Madhya Pradesh:-
Popular Festivals of Madhya Pradesh
1. Lokrang Festival
2. Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh
3. Khajuraho Festival
4. Bhagoria Haat Festival
6. Ujjain Kumbh Mela
7. Malwa Utsav
9. Nagaji Fair
10. Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival
Madhya Pradesh deeply gives preference to each religion and every reign. Forts, temples, caves, tombs, stupas, reservoirs mark the importance of incredible India.
- Khajuraho Temples -- a reflection of real Nagara Architecture.
- The structure of Sanchi Stupa was constructed by King Ashoka to preserve the teachings of Lord Buddha. The hemispherical dome is a perfect round and tells the tales of the great Mauryan dynasty.
- Jahaz Mahal, is an establishment preserving its literal meaning, "Jahaz" means Ship and "Mahal" means fort. The place is surrounded by a pond, giving a real look of a palace floating in the water.
- Jai Vilas Palace is a blend of British-Italian architecture.
- Hoshang Shah's Tomb is believed to be the first-ever marble architecture made.
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