Pala- an Odia Folk art. Pala , a stage show consisting of a team of 5-6 members with one as head known as “Gayaka” means the narrator of the subject (Mostly from Holy Books) suppoerted by the “Palias”.
It is said that the Gayaka has to seek the blessings of Goddess Durga to learn this art & also to learn the holy Books.
This art form is performed in open air stage, is celebrated mostly in the villages. According to the villagers, the people get vast knowledge of Puranas & Vedas by listening to the Gayaka.