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Basant Utsav(Holi / Spring Festival)..2a

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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johnsd Plus
14 4 2 Scotland
25 Feb 2021 10:51AM
A lovely colourful image Debu. Very interesting !
25 Feb 2021 10:56AM
Beautiful to see, thanks for sharing this.

Dave 🙂
sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
25 Feb 2021 10:57AM
Lovely colourful and serene, unlike the Holi festival I witnessed in Pushkar Rajasthan. Here is a link to the event in Pushkar:

25 Feb 2021 11:00AM
A very charming colourful capture, Debu.

25 Feb 2021 11:25AM
Superb festival image, vibrant colours, Debu
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 5:03PM
Stunning colours which must evoke joy.
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
26 Feb 2021 7:43AM
A lovely colourful image Debu. Interesting background on the festival too. Thank you.
Graham Wink

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