Jhapan Festival in Silli, India - 18 Aug 2019

Jhapan Festival in Silli, India - 18 Aug 2019

Snake Charmers and local villagers seen showing different tricks with the venomous Snake's during the Jhapan Festival of West Bengal. Jhapan Festival is the largest Snake Festival of Bengal & Jharkhand where Snakes (cobras, pythons, vipers) are being worshipped as a part of Traditional Ritual. This ritual happen during Manasa Puja, (The Hindu Goddess of Snake & curing Snake bites) which falls generally mid of August every year. (Photo by Avishek Das / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

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