Manosha Thaan
For centuries, terracotta figures have been used for votive purposes, to propitiate local deities. This is particularly common in Bankura district which is dotted with such shrines. This is a Manosha thaan , a local shrine for serpent goddess Manosha, where varying sizes of votive figures offered to Manosha have piled up over the years. Manosha is a goddess of fertility and also offers protection from snake bites.
Photographer : Ratnaboli Bose
Date : July 2018
Location : Panchmura, West Bengal
Source : Live recording
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Subject : Terracotta, Bankura, Votive dolls