Brita dance or Vrita dance is a traditional folk dance from West Bengal, India. It is performed by the women in rural areas to ask the deity to bless them with children and to show gratitude for helping them recover from contagious diseases like chicken pox. The folk dance is performed on the temple premises, both before and after their wishes are fulfilled.[1][2]

Brita dance is an important part of the rural Bengali culture and is commonly completed throughout the festive season, especially at some point during the Bengali New Year. The dance is characterized by complex footwork and hand gestures synchronized with the track. The performers wore traditional apparel, including a purple-bordered white saree embellished with bangles and necklaces.

Brita dance is more than just a form of enjoyment; it is an essential part of West Bengal’s cultural identity and serves to retain the place’s historical past. Through the performance of Brita dance, younger generations are added to the customs and traditions of their ancestors, ensuring that the lifestyle is preserved with time.

West Bengal has a diverse cultural panorama, and Brita dance is one instance of the kingdom’s numerous art bureaucracy. Brita dance has helped to form the identification of West Bengal and make it a huge contributor to India’s cultural background.


  1. ^ "music and Dance - Egiye Bangla". Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. ^ "Folk Dances of East India". Retrieved 2020-10-25.