With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a song and dance performance.
  2. Cymbals are the only musical instruments used in the performance.
  3. It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 only


Answer: (b)

Explanation:

Manipuri Sankirtana

  • Ritual singing, drumming, and dancing are integral parts of Manipuri Sankirtana. (Statement 1 is correct)
  • Manipuri Sankirtana was inscribed in the Representative List of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013.
  • The practice of Manipuri Sankirtana is primarily observed by the Vaishnava community in Manipur, as well as in some parts of Tripura and Assam.
  • It is performed to depict the life and accomplishments of Lord Krishna. (Statement 3 is correct)
  • Besides cymbals, drums are also used as musical instruments in Manipuri Sankirtana. (Statement 2 is incorrect)

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

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