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Jhapan Festival in West Bengal

Jhapan Festival in West Bengal

Image Id: INPA26111326

Photo Credit: Indian Photo Agency (InPA)

Photographer: Sanjoy Karmakar

Photo Location: Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Created Date: 2013-11-26

Snake charmers showcase their tricks with poisonous snakes during Jhapan Festival at Gopalpur in Raina, Burdwan, West Bengal, India on Nov 26, 2013. Jhapan Festival is a snake festival celebrated in West Bengal. This festival is celebrated to honor Manasa, the Goddess of Snakes. This festival is mainly of Tribal origin. It is also a harvest festival a festival of the farming community. They pray to the Goddess for fertility of the land and for good harvest. Photo by Sanjoy Karmakar/Indian Photo Agency (InPA)