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Basant Utsav (Holi / Spring Festival)...5

By debu    
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.

What is appreciated is the grace and dignified manner in which Vasant Utsav is celebrated in West Bengal as compared to boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Boys and girls joyfully welcome Spring, the season of hope not just with colours but with songs, dance, chanting of hymns in the serene ambiance of Shantiniketan. Anybody who got a chance to witness this elegant way of celebrating Holi in Bengal remembers it with fond memory for the rest of his life.

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13 Sep 2013 10:15AM
Great colours

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13 Sep 2013 10:29AM
great colours and motion Debu and as always thanks for the write up


Have a good weekend
Ted447 Plus
3 187 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 10:50AM
Lovely colourful image.TedGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 11:00AM
An interesting narrative to support this shot of the graceful dancers in their beautiful costumes.
brilliant shot,super topic colour etc.

ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
13 Sep 2013 11:13AM
Very colorful and a great story....well captured
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 11:28AM
Wonderfully joyful and colourful.
13 Sep 2013 11:48AM
Wonderful picture of elegant dancers!
S_Psharma 4 1 India
13 Sep 2013 1:58PM
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
13 Sep 2013 2:58PM
Very colourful, Debu, and a good feeling of movement, well captured. Carol
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
13 Sep 2013 3:17PM
Lovely colours and smiles......Sandy
13 Sep 2013 6:15PM
how very colourful amd warming to the heart
would love to have been there
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:06PM
I have learned so much about the Indian ways of life through you, and this is a very happy and colourful lesson.
A magic scene full of colour. Well done Bebu.
Potra 3 Venezuela
14 Sep 2013 1:50AM
Wonderful capture, Debu.
14 Sep 2013 5:37AM
very informative narration. all the girls are so beautiful and look even more beautiful in that costume.
14 Sep 2013 7:55AM
Eta Kothai tola , darun.
Source 6
14 Sep 2013 11:40PM
A wonderful joyful scene

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