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Granny telling folklore
Chhau dance is a genre of Indian tribal martial dance which is popular in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Purulia Chhau uses masks that represent characters from Hindu mythology. Here is a Chhau dancer is wearing the mask of Hindu Goddess "Durga" and the grandmother telling the story of how "Ma Durga" destroyed the Demons.
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