Poush Mela Shantiniketan
December 22 @ 12:00 pm - December 25 @ 11:30 am
The Poush Mela at Shantiniketan is held every year around December 22 the date on which Maharshi Devendranath Tagore with twenty followers accepted the Brahma creed from Ram Chandra Vidyabagish on 21 December 1843 (7th Poush, 1250 according to the Bengali calendar). This was the basis of Poush Utsav (the Festival of Poush) at Shantiniketan. At dawn, Shantiniketan wakes up to the soft music of shehnai. The first to enter the scenario is the Vaitalik group, who go round the ashrama (hermitage) singing songs. It is followed by a prayer-meeting at Chhatimtala. Then the entire congregation moves on to Uttarayan singing songs.
Poush Mela is characterized by its live performances of Bengali folk music, especially bauls. Traditional bauls, wandering minstrels singing Bengali songs. Tribal dances (Santali) are also the part of the fair. The fair takes place for a week and in that week the place takes a different shape with people from different parts of the world. On one side you can get the true spirit of Bengal in the form of local music and dance on the other hand people from different part of the country come and blends perfectly. On that day, a firework display was held in earlier days after evening prayers.
Some 1,500 stalls take part in the fair. Local printed fabrics and handicrafts are available in the stalls erected during the fair.
Travelogue is providing 3N/4D lodging and food accommodation in a hotel that is adjacent to Mela Prangan.
|1||Upon arrival at Bolpur Station meet and greet by our office executive and transfer to Hotel / Guest House. After lunch, free time for Mela hopping. Dinner at Hotel / Guest House.||Bolpur|
|2||After breakfast at the Hotel / Guest House, Uttarayan Complex (Udayan, Shyamali, Konarak, Udichi & Punaschha houses of Tagore), Bichitra Museum & Viswa Bharati campus. After lunch, free time to visit Mela Pangan. Dinner at Hotel / Guest House.||Bolpur|
|3||After breakfast visit Mela Prangan, back to hotel. We will take you to Banalaxmi (Eco Resort) for lunch. Evening free.||Bolpur|
|4||After breakfast transfer to Bolpur Station for your onward journey.|
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- This is a budget package. We also have Standard & Deluxe packages.
- The given cost is per head and only applicable for even number of guest.
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