Karma dance or Karma Naach is a tribal dance. The Karma dance is a tribal community dance performed by the Gonds,Binjahal, Kharia, Oraon, Kisan and Kol and other tribal annually during the karma festival. Karma is a famous autumnal festival, it starts from the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrab. It is performed in the tribal dominant areas of Western Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Karma means 'fate'.
This folk dance is performed during the worship of the god of fate which is known as Karam Devta. People consider the god of fate as the cause of good and bad fortune.
- http://ezccindia.org/orissa.html Karmadance
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