Bihar has a rich history and in ancient times it was a great religious centre for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
The culture and heritage of Andhra Pradesh is rich and varied in the fields of art, architecture, cuisine, literature, religion, philosophy, fairs and festivals. The handicrafts made by the artists and craftsmen
The illustration and transcription of religious manuscripts by tribes like Likhaks, Patuas and Khanikars gradually evolved into the Assam school of painting. The Assam School of painting was divided into Sattriya and Royal styles.
A form of painting unique to the Santhal region of India, the Jadupatuas are painted on scrolls depicting themes from the life of lord Krishna, the story of creation as narrated in the Santhal tradition, their dance and music and sometimes fearful images of death and life after death.
Music and dance are an integral part of the life and culture of Arunachal Pradesh. There are three types of musical instruments- Wind Instruments, Solid Instruments and String Instruments.
Jal tarang or jalatharangam is a melodic Indian percussion instrument where ceramic or metal cups or bowls are filled with water and tuned appropriately by the musician who will then strike the edge of the bowls with beaters one in each hand to produce waves of music.
Damru or damaru is the most common hour-glass drum played in India and adjoining nations like Tibet and Nepal.
Considered as one of the oldest Indian classical musical instruments, Bansuri is a special type of flute, made from a straight and flawless piece of bamboo.
Music in Bihar is very rich as its folk forms are varied and indigenous. The three main linguistic groups are Maithili, Magadhi and Bhojpuri with a wide range of regional dialects.
The music of Assam is influenced by the music of China, Myanmar and Thailand. The native music of Assam which includes the Bodo, Bihu, Mising and Karbi tribes are said to be structured and sung as per the Pentatonic scale of Chinese traditional music.