In the after noon I along with some of my friends visited a Baishaki Mela. Pohela Boishakh is one of the biggest and most significant Bengali festivals, which is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm by Bengalis all over the country. Students and teachers of the institute took out a colourful procession and paraded round the campus. In the center of the alpana color pattern, they place an earthen pot, filled with water, capped with mango leaves and marked with auspicious Hindu red and white sign. Radio, Tv arrange special programs on this day. Women wear traditional saris with their hair bedecked in flowers. Bengalis across the globe are gearing up to welcome their new year on April 15.
It was a memorable ceremony. Everyone wishes that the new year is bright and happy. In some regions, festivities begin a few days before, with music and dance performances, in addition with the rallies of , witnessed in the streets of Kolkata. In Bangladesh, however, the old Bengali calendar was modified in 1966 by a committee headed by , making the first five months 31 days long, rest 30 days each, with the month of Falgun adjusted to 31 days in every leap year. Bengalis mark the day by taking a dip in rivers, then praying to and. Mahalaya is observing i… Vishwakarma is the lord of Architecture. A similar ceremony welcoming the New Year was also held at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.
Bengalis clean their houses and paint artful alpona Bengali rangoli in their gardens. On that day I woke up early in the morning, bathed early in the morning and dressed my new clothes. The Pohela Boishakh celebrations and festivities reflect the life in rural Bengal. For example, it is called by Hindus and Sikhs in north and central India, which too marks the solar new year. An old culture of this day is organizing rural sports competition. The Bengali Calendar opened after Pohela Boishkah. This is a part of the tolerance and borrowing of mutual cultural traditions amongst Bengali, according to Tripathi.
It is said that we have never been busy with eating hilsa as level. There is a very famous music festival known as the Bangla Sangit Mela. The Shammilito Pahela Boishakh Udjapon Parishad holds a two-day function at the hill premises to observe the festival, starting with Rabindra Sangeet recitations in the morning. Pohela Baisakh is a significant day for commerce that's when the new accounts book - the Haal Khaata - is opened by the traders to mark the beginning of the new accounting year. People also find any bank of a lake or river to witness the sunrise.
They organized the festival to create masks and floats with at least three theme, one highlighting evil, another courage, and a third about peace. At about 7 pm I came back home with a cheerful mind. These processions see dance troupes and children dressed up with floats, displaying their performance arts to songs of Rabindra Nath Tagore. Various other cultural and art performances, like poetry recitation, singing and dramatic representations are also performed during the mass gatherings. More On the eve of Pahela Boishakh, I had thought of doing good work in the neighborhood.
An integral part of the festivities is the , a traditional colourful procession organised by the students of the Charukala. The festive is organized in Bangladesh. If you one of them, so don't worry! It changes our outlook on life and widens our domain of learning. The day marks the traditional accounting new year for merchants. I am lucky enough that I am a Dhaka city dweller. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
Try to share this post with your friend circle. The Bengali New Year begins at dawn, and the day is marked with singing, processions, and fairs. Since then, the national calendar starts with and the new year festival always falls on 14 April in Bangladesh. The grand festival is celebrated on 14th April as a national holiday in Bangladesh, marking it one of the biggest events and the only secular festival in the country. It marks the first day of the first month Baishakh of the lunisolar Bengali calendar.
The Islamic Hijri calendar did not coincide with the seasons and the harvest time, which was apt for collecting taxes. . During the 2008 Mela, a great emperor was leading the parade symbolising the traditional landlord of the , along with a tiger, an elephant on wheels, , and many others. All pics are created by our exper designer. Hope coming new year fulfill all your desires and wishes. The Dhaka University Mangal Shobhajatra tradition started in 1989 when students used the procession to overcome their frustration with the military rule.
The day is a public holiday. They offer huge amounts of various food, toys, handicrafts etc. It is part and parcel of Bangalee culture. Thus, the grand festival coincides with the like , and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. The original event based in and is called the.