Bharat Lila

Jatras are traditionally itinerant theatrical troupes in the states of Orissa and Bengal. They once traveled from village to village entertaining the people with enactment of stories from the Mahabharata. Some believe Jatra originated in Bengal, but Jatra may have originated, like Chau, in the general region rather than one specific state. Orissan Jatras have their own distinctively Oriya character.

Durga's battles portrayed in Chau Dance, 1985

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Bharatalila 2

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