The dance of the Hill Marias of the Abujhmar Mountains is quite different. In one of their dance-forms they carry dummy horses on their shoulders and move slowly into a wide circle.
Kaksar is a festival dance, performed by the Abhujmaria of Bastar. Prior to the rains, the Maria cultivators in every village worship the deity for reaping a rich harvest. To invoke the blessing of the deity,
Kaksar, a group dance, in which young boys and girls take part, is performed.
Boys put on a peculiar costume of a long white robe while girls are clad in all their finery. The dance presents to girls and boys, a exclusive opportunity to choose their life partners, and marriage is enthusiastically celebrated afterwards.
There is a beat and melody in this dance. The melodious music, the tinkling of the bells combines to generate an atmosphere of spell and attraction.