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Vice President of India arrival at Shore Temple | Shri Venkaiah Naidu | Mamallapuram | Tamil Nadu

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Discover Vibrant India presents Hon. Vice President Of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu's arrival at the Shore Temple, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

Filmed at Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 16th January 2019.

Movie clip taken with Panasonic DMC FZ70 & Still pictures taken with Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera & Nikkor 18-200 mm lens.


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The Dhak & Dhakis | Durga Puja Festival | Traditional Bengali Drummers

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Discover Vibrant India presents The Dhak & Dhakis

Filmed at Durga Puja Pandal, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, September 2009.

Filmed with Sony DSC-W50 & still pictures taken with Nikon D90.

Dhakis are traditional drummers who play the dhak or the drum primarily in Bengal during the five-day-long annual festival of Durga Puja. The most important festival of Bengalis does not assume the festive aura without the maddening beats of the dhak, the large drum that men hang around the shoulder and play with two sticks also known as Kathis to infuse the frenzied rhythm into listeners. Those enchanting beats are enough to conjure up the sights and smells of Durga Puja The nuances of playing the instrument are handed down from generation to generation. Bengali communities outside Bengal get dhakis from Bengal for Durga Puja. The art of playing the dhak is now being referred to as a dying profession, this is sad but true. While some of the dhakis may be lucky to retain old contacts, many are facing a decline and some are moving away from the traditional profession.