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[GS - 1] Sangrai Dance

It is performed by the Mog tribal community on the occasion of Sangrai festival during the month of Chaitra (in April) of the Bengali calendar year. The day is celebrated to welcome the new year.

• The Mog are the Arakanese descendants who live in the Indian state of Tripura.

• Mogs are Buddhists and have close affinity with Burmese Buddhism in all socio-cultural and religious aspects. They are dependent on Jhum Cultivation.

• Their language is grouped under Tibeto-Chinese family which is also linked with Assam-Burmese section of language.

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