LISTEN TO THE BHOPPAS PLAY THE RAVANATHA DURING THE PUSHKAR MELA


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Shamdar Bhoppa plays his great grandfathers Ravanatha while his wife, Shamma Bhoppa sings. The Bhoppas once made good money as traveling musicians before the tragic loss of one of their sons due to complications from a kidney stone.  The Bhoppas survive in a makeshift hut at the edge of the desert and support themselves by making and selling Ravanathas during festivals like the Pushkar Mela.
Shamdar Bhoppa plays his great grandfathers Ravanatha while his wife, Shamma Bhoppa sings. The Bhoppas once made good money as traveling musicians before the tragic loss of one of their sons due to complications from a kidney stone. The Bhoppas survive in a makeshift hut at the edge of the desert and support themselves off the sales of Ravanathas made by Mr. Bhoppa and sold by his children during festivals like the Pushkar Mela.