Poush Mela - fair and festival in Shantiniketan

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2017, Santiniketan, Bolpur , Birbhum district , West Bengal , India

West Bengal is the place of fairs and festivals in India. Numerous festivals are celebrated all through the year in the state. Separately from traditional festivals in West Bengal like Durga Puja / Diwali / harvest festivals / Makar Sankranti and tourism festival like Teesta Tea / Tourism Festival are observed here. An additional festival that Bengali people take pleasure in is the 'Cultural Festival of Poush'. It is organized over a period of 3 to 4 days, at Santiniketan, Birbhum district of West Bengal.
Bengal is the place of rich cultural heritage of that needs no introduction. It has been the motherland of many intellectual and renowned artists. The arts and crafts are valued like a prized asset in Bengal. So, it is no wonder that a extraordinary festival 'Poush Mela' is celebrated here, to be pleased about the rich art and culture of the state. It is obvious from its very name, the celebration of Poush Mela in the Bengali calendar month of Poush (end-December, as per the Gregorian calendar).

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Santiniketan has been the abode for Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore founder of Viswa bharati University and as well served as the mentor of numerous great politicians, intellectuals, musicians and artists in India. Of the countless seasonal festivals celebrated at Santiniketan, Poush Mela is well thought-out to be the most significant one. It is celebrated with cultural performances, consisting of folk music, dances, folk theatre and Baul songs. The fame of Poush Mela is not restricted to Bengal; moderately art-lovers from all over the globe attend this seasonal festival with immense zeal.

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