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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.

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

Bardhaman
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The Baul Fakir Mela 2021 was held in Bannabagram Baul Ashram from 26th to 28th November. Around 180 Bauls and Baulanis from five districts of West Bengal – Nadia, Murshidabad, Bardhaman, Birbhum and Bankura – came and celebrated their love for music. Continually affected by the pandemic, this mela was a breath of fresh air […]

Baul Fakir mela at Bannabagram Baul Ashram

Bannabagram Baul Ashram
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Revelling in the Rarh In support of the British Council, banglanatak dot com organized the unique ‘Ripples Festival – Revelling in the Rarh’ between 15-17 January 2021, to acknowledge the Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. The festival was aimed at levitating the promotion of cultural heritage and rural cultural tourism in and around […]

Ripples Festival

Birbhum
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