The Chhau dance is a genre of martial dance performed by tribals in the states of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand. Based on place of origin and development, this dance can be classified in three subgenres—Seraikella Chhau, Mayurbhanj Chhau, and Purulia Chhau. The Purulia Chhau and Seraikella Chhau are more popular than Mayurbhanj because of their vigour. The major difference among the three is regarding the use of masks. While Seraikella and Purulia use masks, Mayurbhanj Chhau does