Festivals or Mela are an intrinsic element of the Baul Fakiri practice. Mahotsav and Sadhuseba are two key elements in rural Bengal with the Baul fakirs. Sadhuseba is based at Akhras, which is basically seat of learning with Guru Sishya parampara (master-disciple tradition), may be seen as Soulful congregation of the musicians and celebrating togetherness.

Mela-s such as those organized in Joydeb-Kenduli,  Birbhum and those organized by the Government, Baul Fakiri Utsav-s are being organized by Shaktigarh Mela Committee at Kolkata and Banglanatak dot com in rural Bengal for over a decade. Come and experience the soulful music of the Bauls at Joydev Kenduli, you can also enjoy the Baul Fakiri music at Gorbhanga, Nadia and Jalangi, Murshidabad.

Baul Fakiri Mela 2023 – The annual Baul Fakiri festival held in Bannabagram Baul Ashram from Nov 24th to 26th, 2023. Around 150 Bauls and Fakirs from Nadia, Murshidabad, Birbhum, Bardhaman, and Bankura participated in this three-day festival. The festival was inaugurated by Prof. Sumatra Bose of London School of Economics and Prof. Jayanta Mitra […]

Baul Fakiri Mela 2023

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The 3 days Baul Fakiri Mela 2022 celebrated Baul philosophy of humanity & brotherhood at Bannabagram Baul Ashram from 25-27 November. The days were ornamented with multiple Baul Fakiri songs presented by promising Baul singers arrived from 5 districts of West Bengal. Renowned Russian band Otava Yo and two musicians from Vietnam gleamed the event […]

Baul Fakiri Mela

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Ripples Festival Season 2, held between 3rd and 5th December 2021 in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal was organized in partnership with the British Council India. The festival aimed to promote cultural heritage, rural cultural tourism and strengthen grassroots creative enterprises and help local artists adapt to new ways of working with their audiences […]

Ripples Festival Season-II

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