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Kendera Geeta

Kendera GeetaKendera Geeta involves a particular group of people who sing devotional songs accompanied by a very simple-looking musical instrument. They visit door to door and seek alms to sustain themselves. Kendera has some similarity with violin. The instrument is made out of the shell of dried pumpkin while the strings are made of horse’s hair.

 

The Naths have made Kendera singing a profession and been carrying on with it as a family tradition. Naths migrated from Angul at different points of time to Nathpada of Dadar Nuapali and Parmanpur village of this district. However, interest in Kendera Geeta is gradually waning and now there is hardly any youth taking to the art form.