SHANTINIKATAN VISIT - BASANT UTSAB 2014


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March 16th 2014
Published: March 22nd 2014
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Shantiniketan Holi Utsab

About Holi



This year Holi Utsab held at Shantinikatan on 16thMarch 2014. I and my family with my friend attend this festival. This is the traditional festival so I am trying to give some synopsis .




Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in theBirbhum district of West Bengal,

I am giving below about Holi Utsab or called VASANT UTSAB



Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as 'Holika'. The festivals finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in the Eastern part of India.



The colourful festival of Holi is celebrated by different names in this vast and culturally diverse country. The traditions followed for the festival varies a little and at times a
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lot as one moves from one state to other studying the various facets of the festival and getting behind the various colours of it.



Holi by the name of Basant Utsav is celebrated with fervour in the state of West Bengal. The tradition of Vasantotsav, meaning Spring Festival was started by poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan, the University he founded.



Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, Santiniketan is also a tourist attraction because Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary classics here, and his house is a place of historical importance.

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About BAUL SONG



The word Baul has its etymological origin in the Sanskrit word Vatula



The origin of Bauls is not known exactly, but the word "Baul" has appeared in Bengali texts as old as the 15th century.



The music of the Bauls, Baul Sangeet, is a particular type of folk song. Its lyrics carry influences of the Hindubhakti movements and the suphi, a form of Sufi song exemplified by the songs of Kabir. Their music represents a long heritage of preaching
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mysticism through songs in Bengal, as in the Shahebdhoni or Bolahadi sects.



The famous Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore was greatly influenced and inspired by Bauls. Here is a famous Rabindrasangeet (Tagore song), heavily influenced by Baul theme:

amar paner manush achhe prane
tai here taye shokol khane
Achhe she noyōn-taray, alōk-dharay, tai na haraye--
ogo tai dekhi taye Jethay shethay
taka-i ami je dik-pane


The man of my heart dwells inside me.
Everywhere I look, it is he.
In my every sight, in the sparkle of light
Oh, I can never lose him --
Here, there and everywhere,
Wherever I turn, he is right there!


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RESORT At SHANTINIKATAN



We have stayed Hotel-cum Resort namely RAKTAKARABI near Ruppur villiage area . This is totally remote village area.



Raktakarabi is a drama /shruti natak by Rabindranath tagor. I liked name as raktakarabi means (Red Oleanders) by Rabindranath Tagore



About 21 above bighas of land including cottage/land/pond and various trees.


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