Dimasa Tribe: Baimaijai Dance

Gracy Maibangsa
Gracy Maibangsa
17 year old Dimasa from Assam sharing the knowledge of my community. 


The Dimasa tribe is one of the oldest tribes in Assam, India. The Dimasa folk dance is abundant in distinct dance forms, and one of the most famous ones is the Baimaiji dance. 

Another name for the Baimaijai dance is the Baijaba. 

BaimaiJai is a dance performed by young girls or women with a plate or silver dish, and they perform the dance with two plates in both hands. This dance has a distinctly unique feature. In the past, during the reign of the Dimasa kingdom, the king had come out victorious in the war and offered victory at the palace through delight. The dance was also reportedly performed at that festival. The dance has gained popularity ever since. The dance has now gained immense popularity in different parts of India.

In this dance, dancers wear outfits and ornaments like Rangbarsa (a necklace made of coins).

A drum-shaped ornament is worn on the neck; Chandrahal (a necklace made of three silver chains with flower shapes), and Rikhaosa (a long muffler worn by both men and women; white, green, or yellow), Rajamphain (white cloth worn from chest to knees), Rigu (a wrapper or lower garment of various colors, worn from waist to ankle), etc. ornaments. They performed the dance with two plates in both hands. The ethos of the song is expressed in the tunes of Kharam (drums). It is a Dimasa-language word that is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments, along with drums and muri (fife). 

The colourful outfits of the dancers, the ornaments, and the sparkling sparkle of the dancers with their graceful movements give this dance a different dimension.