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Fairs & Festivals  of West Bengal

 

Indra Puja

Indra Puja or the Indra Parab is a colourful festival held at Vishnupur with great pomp. On this occasion the Malla Raja of Vishnupur presents yellow turbans to local Santal chiefs.

Jhapan

Jhapan is the most important festival of Vishnupur, held in the glory of Manasa, the daughter of Shiva and goddess of snakes. Jhapan represents the snake worship cult in Bengal. It is basically a regional harvest festival and closely associated with the fertility cult too.

 

 


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