Jhapan is the main festival of Vishnupur, Bankura in West Bengal. West Bengal is the state of rivers and great paddy field and so snake worship is very much famous among the people of Vishnupur. There are various occasions that are mainly observed specifically for the worship of the snakes.
Jhapan is the occasion that makes the people to worship snakes. According to Hindu mythology, daughter of lord Shiva is goddess Manasha who is also known as the goddess of snakes. People worship this goddess so that the fertility of the land increases and as a result a good harvest is expected. Apart from that there are other local occasions like stage shows of local plays and different snake shows by local snake charmers.
Time for celebration:
This is one of the main festivals that are very much popular among the local people of Vishnupur, Bankura in West Bengal. The occasion takes place in the months of Shravan which is the rainy season and the season of harvest.
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