The Chau dancers of Purulia organize a village festival named Chau-Jhumur Utsav in Purulia. An open stage is designed for the performance around which the audience gathered to see the shows. More than 30 Chau groups usually perform in the festival. Apart from local audience many people from Kolkata and other nearby cities attend the festival. Visit the mask makers’ village Charida to experience the Chau mask making by the artists. Visit Purulia and experience the vibrant Chau dance. This year Chau Jhumur Festival was held at Bamnia, Jhalda II, Purulia on 28 – 30 March 2023.

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The seventh edition of the seven–day Chau Jhumur Utsav hosted by the local artists has become a major festival in Purulia district. 28 Chau teams from different blocks and 2 Jhumur teams performed at the festival in Bamnia. Honorable Minister Sri Shanti Ram Mahato, local MLAs, dignitaries, and officials from district administration came to see […]

Chau Jhumur Utsav 2018

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Chau Mask Mela 2018

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