13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Granny telling folklore

Chhau dance is a genre of Indian tribal martial dance which is popular in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Purulia Chhau uses masks that represent characters from Hindu mythology. Here is a Chhau dancer is wearing the mask of Hindu Goddess "Durga" and the grandmother telling the story of how "Ma Durga" destroyed the Demons.

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Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Sudip Saha