The Murias of North Bastar are educated in the Ghotul for all types of their society dances. Before any dance is commenced at a wedding or a festive occasion, the
Murias first worship their drums.
Very often they begin with an invocation to 'Lingo Pen', the phallic deity of the tribe and the founder of the
Ghotul institution. To a Muria, Lingo Pen was the first musician who taught the art of drumming to the tribal boys.
The dancing site is chosen near the Ghotul compound. On marriage celebrations, the
Muria boys and girls perform a dance called Har Endanna. The dance commences with a group of boys carrying ritualistic offerings and gifts and conducting the bridegroom to the ceremonial place.
Their Hulki is the loveliest of all the dances. The Karsana is performed for sheer fun and enjoyment. Both the dance-forms are quick and rich with many rhythmic nuances. In the
Hulki, boys move in a ring while the girls tread way through them.
These forms are more favorite with the performing groups when they go to an extra village to attend wedding celebrations or else trip some fair. Their Pus
Kolang outing occurs in the month of February. During hot weather the boys and the girls meet in
Chhat-Dadar expedition. Many of the dances related to these visits are stick-dances.