Chaau dancers come together to invoke Goddess Durga

Priyanka Gupta, CNN-IBN | Oct 21, 2012 at 09:51am


Purulia in West Bengal, which is known as a Maoist hotbed, has forgotten blood and strikes during Durga puja celebrations. The men of Tungta village of Purulia get ready to pay homage to the deity with the beats of Chhau. Fifty-year-old Dhona Mahato has been playing the goddess for 30 years. He says he dances in honour of the women of his village.