Durga is the only female character portrayed in Purulia Chhau.

In the epics Ramayana and Mahabaratha, many dance performances are prescribed. In the works of poets Bhasa, Kalidasa, Bhairavi and others, we encounter many precise descriptions of dancers and dance recitals. (Indian Classical Dance by Kapila Vatsyayan)

Malasri is a Dhrupad type of typical Odissi singing.

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