The Janusar Bavar tribal community performs the Sayna dance at the time of Diwali festival. The dance is also performed on other festive occasions. Generally, the married girls come to their parental homes at the time of Diwali. They with their friends perform the dance. The dancers are all girls but the musicians are all men. The dancers sing while dancing and, at times, the songs are in the form of questions and answers. Towards the finale the dancers, some or all, spin large brass plates on the tip of the forefinger of their right hands. They wear their best dress for the dance.

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