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Pala : The witness of Odisha’s rich Culture

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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 show is found mostly in the villages which is now going to extint.
According to the villagers, the people get vast knowledge of Puranas & vedas by listening to the Gayaka & used to gift him with money.
Pala was one of the prominent acts in the past which is losing its value & importance in the age of Films & Internet.

Let’s Join Hands to Keep our rich Culture & Heritage alive .

 

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