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Basant Utsav (Holi / Spring Festival)..6

By debu    
It is a colorful festivals for all Indians and known as Holi. 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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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 1:07PM
Lovely colours, textures and details.

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Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 1:13PM
Such a joyful celebration with bright optimistic colours.
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
19 Dec 2019 2:48PM
Beautiful photo Debu!

richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
19 Dec 2019 8:05PM
A good, colourful and joyful image!
20 Dec 2019 2:54AM
The mood is captured lovely... I find your old D200 performs superbly...
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2019 7:40AM
It's a great festival. Colourful and very beautiful...
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DonMc 11 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2020 11:40AM
Caught the atmosphere perfectly!

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