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Experience Rural Bengal At Chennai’s first Poush Mela


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Chhau dancers
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The Poush Mela It is a mirror of rural folk art and culture Bengal. It Introduced as a small family event by Rabindranath Tagore’s family along with a handful of Brahmo Samaj Followers Santiniketan 1894.

The Fair was originally organized in connection to the anniversary of Brahma MandirThe company was founded in Debendranath TagoreFather of Rabindranath TagoreOn December 21, 1891 (seventh of the month) Poush Month 1298 Bengali Calendar) In Santiniketan. Now, The Bengal Association in Chennai It will be introduced to the city.

Variety of pitha-puli

Variety Of pitha-puli
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Poush Mela 2023 will see stalls selling handicrafts like KanthaDokra, and Patachitra work. Visitors You can find everything you need, from sarees and sankha-pola (the coral and shell bangles worn by) Bengali brides.) And In keeping with tradition, the event will showcase a variety of vendors. Bengali treats. Try Winter indulgence pithaRice flour dumplings filled with coconut, sticky date jaggery, and coconut. khoya.

Biplob BhaktaSecretary of The Bengal Association, says, “Poush Mela 2023 is an attempt to help Bengalis who grew up in Tamil Nadu get to know their culture. It is considered a signature of Bengal’s tradition.” He They also mentioned that participants were invited from different districts, such as Birbhum And Purulia Sell handicrafts Then adds, “We have also invited a team of six from Fulia to make pithas such as patishapta, dhoodhpuli and sarpuriya, and a team of three from Nabadwip to make rasogolla and other sweets.”

Nolen gur rasogolla

Nolen gur rasogolla
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Sanjib MullickConvener of Poush Mela, adds, “To spice things up, there will be Bengali-style phuchka with tamarind water and gondhoraaj lebu, as well as jhaal muri. (At the risk of starting a heated food war — the phuchka is similar to pani puri, while jhaal muri is a cousin of the bhel puri).

Wow! Momos and Nostalgic Kolkata will have special menus up, and you can end your meal with tea served in clay pots. Also keep an eye out for Bengal’s coveted winter treat, nolen gur, which will be up for sale.

The key characteristics of any Poush mela include live performances of Bengali folk music. Bhaskar says, “We have invited Baul and Bhawai singers from Cooch Behar, as well as Chhau dancers from Purulia. These artistes will be performing every day.” The Two groups have been invited by the association to perform. Bihu dances, representing Assam. The A cultural group was also invited Pulok Kanti DharPoetry by World Poetry Forum From Bangladesh.

The Event will be held at Bengal AssociationT Nagar, January 26 to 29 noon to 10 p.m.

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