Hi everyone, I am happy to share with you part II of the Shiva Gajan festival video documentary, in celebration of Bengali New Year, and the Shiva Gajan festival that is happening each year in the Purulia District of West Bengal, in a region once called Rarh. This ancient festival is said to have been instigated by King Vana, an avid Shiva devotee, around 2,500 years ago. It includes the Chhau dance as well as the Carak, 'ancient hook swinging ceremony'.
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