Shantanu Patua :: Patachitra of Birbhum
Shantanu Patua sings the song of Goru Pata, based on the Kapila Mangal story from the Mangal Kavya genre. Shantanu carries this scroll, now quite worn, along with other scrolls, on his daily visits on foot, to villages within a 10 km radius of his home. This is a folk tale about the Kapila cow, the foremost of all cows and beloved of the gods and how she came to be worshipped and attended upon on earth. It was and continues to be popular among the farming communities of rural Bengal for whom the cow is their life source. Note the Jom Pata frames at the end of the story that typify the Birbhum patachitra.
Location : Birbhum, West Bengal
Duration : 5m 28s
Language : Bengali
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Subject : patachitra, Poter Gaan, Birbhum