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Chhau dance #2
Chhau is a form of dance that has become very popular in West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Orissa. This form of dance was performed during the end of March-April months. Various episodes from the epics where taken and communicated to the people using the Chhau dance. The expectation from the Chhau dance was to drive away the evil forces and let the righteousness prevail among the people. The use of Chhau masks was also popular.
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