Bosonto Utsav: A peek into the flavour of colours in Bengal

Author: Bijoyeti Ghosh IMG-20160330-WA0025

Photographer: Ankit Roy ‪+91 89818 34889‬ 20160414_135741

The great poet P.B.Shelley once penned down “O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” The rhetoric is evident. Spring arrives in India and how! Fun, frolic and fiesta are evident. The whole nation drowns in the madness of the Spring Festival commonly known as Holi. As diverse as she is, celebration of the fiesta across her face is equally diversified. And in the laps of Santiniketan it is the most beautiful and colourful. Shantiniketan is located in Bolpur region of the Birbhum district. Around 200 km away from Kolkata, Shantiniketan is an epitome of culture and heritage. Formerly known by the name Bhubandanga, this became the foundation ground for Nirakar Brahma, founded by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore. Later Rabindranath Tagore. followed his footsteps and founded several institutions. It was Rabindranath who started the tradition of playing colours in springtime. Tourists flock from all around the world to catch a glimpse of the vibrant Bosonto Utsav of this small town. In the midst of the summer heat waves we from the team of TYC bring you a recapitulation of the pleasant colours.