From many of the living Indian traditions, Sattriya from Assam is also one of the recognized Indian classical dances. Sattriya is performed in the monasteries of Assam for many centuries. Sattriya Nritya was an artistic way of presenting mythological teachings to the people in an accessible, immediate, and enjoyable manner. The theme of this classical Indian dance is derived from the ancient Indian mythology and in the past it was performed by both men and women, who typically belong to Sattras. But today it is practiced by many performers who dance on the beats of drums, cymbals and flute. The accompanied musical composition is called as Borgeets.
What is another fascinating aspect of Sattriya from Assam; the astonishing costumes of the dancers made of Assam’s silk. This silk is got from Indian mulberry plants so that the tremendous and sophisticated fabric be prepared for the Sattriya dancers. The males dress up with Dhoti and Chadar while the females wear Ghuri and Chadar. The waist cloth which is known as the kanchi or kingkini is worn by both the male and female dancers. The ornaments, too, are based on traditional Assamese designs. This is a real amazing experience to view this classical Indian dance,