Bastar's indigenous groups live the approach to life of a king. An insight in to the lifestyle of the state leaves a deep imprint since it is a memorable experience that is adored by every tourist.The model baju batik kantor tribe dominates the final frontier of central India, situated in Chhattisgarh and this region is among the bio-diversity hotspots of North India and abounds using its dense tribal population. Right here, every tribal group has its culture of spirits, deities, dialects, customs, dance forms, outfit code and experitses in meals . Fiercely protective about their custom the Bastar cult has remain hidden from the notice of the globe and the Bastar tribal retains its antiquity actually on their sleeves.
The Bastar tribes are sub-divided into two organizations the Gonds and Non- Gonds. The Gonds will be the people like the Marias, Murias, Abhujmarias, Dhurwas and Dorias and the Non Gonds will be the tribals like Bhatras and Halbas. There are several peculiar ways of the tribals. The aboriginal tribals practice barter system, age-older and traditions. The Abhujmarias for instance have got an attire of their very own as they get themselves typically dressed putting on a bison-horn headgear during ethnic dance festivals.
The 'weekly haat' may be the best place to observe the tribal folk cultures or even to participate in the festivities of many tribes that have a thumping presence in the place. One of the biggest haat in the Bastar District is the Narainpur haat held on every sunday. Here the tribals drop their inhibitions to get a blast of their lifestyle. A sunday afternoon so could be spent collecting locally brewed alcoholic beverages, snacking on chapra, the chutney crafted from red ants and wagging wagers on cockfights. Apart from it there are stalls installed by the villagers that sell local vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, utensils, clothing, farm implements and terracotta and there are various others hawking fermented brew in earthen pots. Then there are also other speialties of the locals that can be tasted here. Some of these are Landa ( brewed from rice), mand (from local mohua flower) and sulphi ( Bastar beer made from palm tree) are rather popular.
Music and dance forms can be showcased by all of the tribal culture of Bastar. This clan of tribes is also known to enjoy Dussera, where interestingly they are not known to enjoy Lord Rama and his glorious go back to Ayodhya, but interestingly worship the Goddess Danteshwari Mai, who is a reigning deity and comes with an immense presence in the lives of the tribal people. The temple of Kacchhingudi, is nevertheless, the chosen site for the worship of this goddess. During the worship a young girl is placed on a swing of thorns as it is believed that the goddess descends from the heavens to save her. This action indicates the godesses approval of the festivities. Any period is considered to be the very best season to visit Bastar.