In the surrounding villages of Jagdalpur, the Leja song has a significant place. The
Leja has its origin with the 'send off ' ritual to some dear one. Literally, the
Leja means 'take it'. Many of the Leja songs are lengthy.
The rhyming line serves as a relic and could be recited to unfold any song. The recitative line seldom has any affinity with the actual song.
It merely helps to increase the form of the song. Any subject could be the theme of the Leja songs. The
Bhatra and the Panka classes of the Adivasi population sing numerous