DANDA NATA OR DANDA JATRA IS A TRIBAL WAY OF WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR WHICH BEGINS WITH THE MONTH OF VAISHAKH:

Danda nata or Danda Jatra is a tribal way of welcoming the New Year which begins with the month of Vaishakh. Danda Jatra is one of the most ancient forms of performance art in the state. The opening ritual begins in the middle of Chaitra (March – April). Danda Nacha is dedicated to Goddess Kali, and is a group spiritual event which invokes the blessings of Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva.

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