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West Bengal,India - April 14, 2010: Charak puja is a traditional Bengali festival celebrated mainly in the rural areas. Charak puja stands unique in the scenario of Bengali festivals. Gajan is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in the Indian state of West Bengal. The devotees have other ways to show the gods blessings. They impale their body parts without feeling the pain. The festival not only reflects the blind faith but also the eagerness to accept penance on the road to achieve salvation. Large group of pilgrims watching this festivals.
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Charak Puja: A traditional Bengali festival celebrated in the rural Bengal
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