12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
A mythological dance drama enacted by Bengal folk dancers

This captivating mythological dance drama at a village in Nadia district of West Bengal, was a performance on the occasion of "Charak", a religious festival of rural Bengal, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The performers are local folk dancers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Aranghata, Nadia, West Bengal, India, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Debasis Majumder