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With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements

1. It is a song and dance performance
2. Cymbals are the only musical instruments used in the performance.
3. It is used to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna

Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 only



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The correct answer is (b) 1 and 3 only.

Statement 1 is correct. Manipuri Sankirtana is indeed a song and dance performance. It is a form of devotional music and dance that is popular in the Manipur region of India.

Statement 2 is incorrect. While cymbals (known as kartal or khartal) are commonly used in Manipuri Sankirtana, they are not the only musical instruments used. Other instruments such as drums, flute, harmonium, and pung (a Manipuri drum) are also used in the performance.

Statement 3 is correct. Manipuri Sankirtana is often used to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna, who is an important figure in Hindu mythology and is particularly revered in Manipur.


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