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Hara Gouri

In South 24 Parganas of West Bengal , songs and dances are performed in the villages on the occasion of the Charak festival towards the end of Chaitra (called Sankranti). These Paalaas are closely related to the Shiva of the Charak festival. But contemporary issues enter these performances too. This traditional art performances are expressions of the religious culture of Hindu mythology.

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Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Pranab Basak