Popular traditions in Benaras, [however], tend to associate with entire month of Kartik with rasa lila episodes. Participants in Kartik puja, the Hindu woman perform on the banks of the Ganges River throughout the month, consider it to be a version of the rasa lila transfigured into a form appropriate for human woman, and enacted each year in celebration of the earthly rasa lila of ancient times.
The clown company played by Atul Kumar, Kalki Koechlin, Sujay Saple, Neil Bhoopalam, Namit Das and puja Sarup are outstanding in their role[s]. This is just outstanding casting by the director and The Company Theatre.
A new Sri Chakra is always carefully drawn whenever a puja is performed. The pujas that are done in this tradition are always performed privately, except for the puja done in select temples.
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