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Gajon 2014 ~ Krishnadebpur, Kalna

Published April 14th, 2014

Gajon of Bengal is a traditional dance with songs in praise of Lord Shiva, during Chaitra - last month of Bangla calendar. Although this

profession is very rare to find at present, some rural folks still love to perform this ancient art publicly. Here in this picture, a similar group performing Gajon songs at a place near Kolkata.

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Dev Deepabali ~ Varanasi, 2013

Published April 5th, 2014

Dev Deepavali is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika and takes place fifteen days after Diwali. The steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges, and its presiding goddess. The gods are believed to descend to Earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day.

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