Charak. Shiver Gajan


Organizer: Dum Dum Park Tarun Dal

Theme: Charak. Shiver Gajan

Gajan (Bengali: গাজন) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is associated with such deities as Shiva, Neel and Dharmathakur (is a Hindu god worshipped by villagers in the traditional Rarh region in the present day Indian state of West Bengal as one of their special village gods (gram devata)).  Gajan spans around a week, starting at the last week of Choitro continuing till the end of the bengali year. It ends with Charak Puja. Participants of this festival is known as sannyasi or Bhokta. Persons of any gender can be a participant. The complete history of the festival is not known. The central theme of this festival is deriving satisfaction through  pain, devotion and sacrifice.

We have used here different accessories of lord shiva like ghugroo (a musical anklet tied to the feet of classical Indian dancers, small metallic bells), damuru  (is a small two-headed drum, used by the lord), Trisul, artificial trees. Idol has been given a mettalic effect.