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Chhau dance is a tradition from eastern India that enacts episodes from epics including the Mahabharata and Ramayana, local folklore and abstract themes. Its three distinct styles hail from the regions of Seraikella, Purulia and Mayurbhanj, the first two using masks.

Chhaudance :- is a genre of Indian tribal martial dance which is popular in the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand and WestBengal. Chhau dance is evidently a war dance. Music is based on Hindustani Ragas.

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Mask depicting Lord Shiva for Purulia Chhau

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Mask Replica by Samrat35, via Dreamstime

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"chhou nach " a dance from of bengal

"chhou nach " a dance from of bengal

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A dancer in India poses in Chhau dance attire in this National Geographic Your Shot Photo of the Day.

Sarmistha Bera posted this picture to National Geographic's Your Shot photo community.

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