Chachor, Bankura, West Bengal

Tripoto
27th Sep 2017

Simplicity of Chanchor

Photo of Chachor, Bankura, West Bengal by Prasun Banerjee

I heard the name just 7 days before my first visit last year, my friend's cousin's ancestral village. Yes, you will not get any details even in Google. May be this is why this place is so different. Chachor is just few kilometers before Bankura. We drove down from Kolkata to Chanchor. It took about 4 hours to reach there. We were more attracted towards the 300 years old Durga Puja, in the jungle. Well that's what my friend told me about the place. The drive was okay through the highway and we had to take a right turn......and the magic started.

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the road to the village

I was mesmerized by the green cover and the red soil. We reached the village in 10 minutes. A small village "Chachor" with two very old Durga Puja. Both by the Chakrabortys'. The reason may be because of family division. I was however the guest of the original 300+ year old Durga Puja.

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Chachor Durga Idol

The feel and charm of this puja is absolutely different. It is so different from the Pujas we see in Kolkata. The rituals, Mantra, the Dhaak, the fun, shops, and of-course the lunch.

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We were waiting for our turn for Lunch at Thakur dalan
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Wait for the lunch. All happy face
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We were all happy

I was in love with almost every thing here in Chachor. Please see the photos and you will understand how we enjoyed here.

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During Puja
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Santhals came to perform
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Chakrabarty House. A two storied mud house
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Santhals Performing
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Manasatala, few minutes walk from the house
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Spending some quality time
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three - murti
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the pond and the adda zone
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Piyerdoba Rail Station
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the window
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Beauty
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Khopa
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Final Gettogether
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Belief by roadside
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51 Lakhs, Bumber prize
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Wild by beautiful
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another lovely "home"
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annya
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lal mati
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Only option in the village
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Priceless - lost forever
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the star take
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lily pond
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the evening on the rails
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from the station overbridge
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at a tea stall.
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YES!! Orchestra night.

I relived my childhood here for two days and was so happy...wish to go again and again.

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