Cultural Diversity In North East India

North East India is also called Seven Sisters that covers Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura states. They also connect Bhutan, Bangladesh, Tibet, and Mynamar on the borders of North-East India. The area is completely covered by green and nature is maintained without any disturbance.

You can find many rare species of the animal, a beautiful collection of plants and flowers. The tribal still follow the culture as followed in ancient days without the influence of modernization. They also shine in their education, many people study in Delhi university and even go to other countries to continue their higher studies.

The North-East multi-cultural show helps them to forecast their talents and cultural. They have a mixed culture of people, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jainism, and Buddhists. The cultures of North East India are Nongkram dance from Meghalaya, Dhol Cholom from Manipur, Bardo Chham, Ponung, Wancho Dance from Arunachal Pradesh, Bagurumba, Jhumur from Assam, Chang Lo from Nagaland, Maruni from Sikkim and Bamboo dance from Mizoram.

The North East Cultural India

 Arunachal Pradesh 

  • Bardo Chham is a famous dance culture of Arunachal Pradesh that is performed during festivals. They are performed by Sherdukpen tribes from the West Kameng district. The people wear masks representing 12 different animals and perform using many percussion instruments.

  • Ponung dance culture is performed during harvest time, it is performed by women using the Yoksha music instrument.

  • Wancho dance is performed during festivals, people will be at traditional attire. Men will be holding a sword in their hands and perform dances by thrusting the swords, then women start dancing.


  • Bihu is a dancing culture followed in Assam that is performed during Bihu festival, the dance is performed by young people that symbolize love and affection, they play music by holding pipes and drums and dance in circle formation or rows.

  • Bagurumba is performed during festivals that are performed by women by having instruments like drums and flutes. The dance is inspired by nature.

  • Jhumur is performed by both men and women. Women place their arms around the waist of the next dancer and sway together, men perform music using the instruments. They perform the dance to gain energy.

  • Ojapali is a performance that contains the song, dance and story narration, it is performed by a group of men


  • Nongkram Dance is performed by both men and women, which is performed in the months of May and November. The dance is performed to give their respect towards their god.

  • Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem is performed by young men and women to show their happiness after harvest. The dance is performed by men forming the outer circle and women forming the inner circle. They use different musical instruments like flutes, Spanish, guitars, and percussion.


Hojagiri is performed during festivals like Lakshmi pooja and Durga pooja. The dance is performed by women by balancing bottles or lamps on their heads, men play music with the musical instruments.


Dhol Cholom is performed by men by using the drum. It is performed during the Holi festival to show their happiness, they also do acrobatic stunts while playing the drums.


Cheraw dance is a dance that is performed between the bamboo staves. The men move in the horizontal and vertical direction and women dance between them. The main task in the dance is that they must not get caught between the staves.


Chang Lo is the dance that is performed to celebrate the victory by defeating enemies. The dance is performed by wearing warrior dress by men and women support their men.


Maruni is the dance that is performed during the wedding times, men and women wear a colourful dress. A joker called Dhatu Waray performs to add fun in the dance, nine different musical instruments called Naumati Baja is used in the performance.


In this blog, we have discussed the Cultural diversity in North-East India that is been followed in recent days also. The modernization around the world has not been accepted by people in North-East India, the culture and habitant remain the same.