Khalanga mela of Gorkhas


 

The Marshal community of India - Gorkhas, celebrated 'Khalanga mela', near Dehradun  on Dec 7.

This festival is celebrated in  memory of  martyr Birbhadra Singh, who fought against the Britishers in 1814 and defeated the English army in two battles. Numerous Gorkhali folk dancers performed on the occasion.

Photos and text sent by V P Bhardwaj
Himalaya Darnapn (Siliguri W-Bengal) New Delhi 

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