Monday, 6 May 2013

Talk about India, from India with you

Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends out there! This is 11:00pm. 6th May, 2013, Monday in India. Hope you all are doing well! Here is a too much hot weather in India and mangos are in there way to ripe! I’m waiting for it!!

Well, friends; 9th May is a special day in India, especially for West Bengal. This year Rabindra Jayanti has fallen in the day. Ravindra Jayanti is the day which marks the birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore and I think, I have no need to say who he is! I want to share today about Rabindra Jayanti and little about Rabindranath, Known as ‘Kabiguru’, too!

Celebration of Rabindra Jayanti

The great scholar, noble laureate and novelist Rabindranath Tagore’s Birthday is celebrated on 25th day of the Bengali month Baisakh. In West Bengal, it is popularly called ‘Poncheeshe Boishakh’ and is celebrated ceremoniously and jauntiness all across the country. According to Gregorian calendar Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on 8th or 9th of May. Rabindranath is remembered on this day and people pay on this day.  The celebration of Rabindra Jayanti is among the most important festivals for people in Bengal. Cultural shows and poetry recitations are organized throughout the city in the memory of the great poet- Rabindranath. All cultural activities during the day are held at Jorasanko Thakurbari. The birth place of Rabindranath. Music, skits, dramas, traditional songs and dances are performed in institutes and theaters that are followed by the distribution of awards.

Jorasanko Thakurbari

Jorasanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Sadan is the main venue of all cultural activities during Rabindra Jayanti in Kolkata. The celebration continues from dawn to dusk. It is celebrated with equal fervor at Shantiniketan, the university started by Rabindranath Tagore.


Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta in an affluent Brahmin family at Jorasanko. Rabindranath was the youngest sibling of the family. An eminent poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer Rabindranath Tagore gave a new dimension to Indian literature and music in late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became Asia's first laureate winner of the most prestigious award Nobel Prize in1913.

Tagore wrote novels, short stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays on political and personal topics. His best works Gitanjali, Gora and Ghare-Baire owed him worldwide acclaim. Tagore brought a cultural reform who modernized art by strictly adhering to classical Indian forms. His composition ‘Jana Gana Mana’ has been adopted as national anthem of India and yet another great composition by him ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’ is acclaimed the national anthem of Bangladesh. The lyrics of his songs have a charm of their own and cast a spell on everyone.

A painting by Rabindranath
Rabindranath in his young age

His works are an exclusive blend of Indian poetry and pious theology. Tagore took his ideas of great scholarly works from the Vedas and Upanishads. A soothing mixture of Indian classic music and popular folklore of Bengal has been attributed to him and is called as Rabindra-Sangeet.

That’s all for today, friends! Good bye till next week. Take very care of yourselves and your families and children! Have a good day/ afternoon/evening/night! Namaskar.


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