Dance and Music in Ballia
The major influence on various dance forms and music in Ballia is from the lives of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. The major folk dance form known in Ballia include, Raslila, Ramlila, Naqaal, Swang, Dadra, Khayal and Charkula. Dancers reveal the divine characters of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna while performing these dances. Various phases of life of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna are captured by dancers and performed in any one of the above dance forms.