The Poush Mela is a mirror of the folks artwork and tradition of rural Bengal. It was launched as a small household affair by Rabindranath Tagore’s household together with a handful of Brahmo Samaj followers at Santiniketan in 1894.
The honest was initially organised in reference to the anniversary of the Brahma Mandir, which was based by Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore, on December 21, 1891 (seventh day of the Poush month of 1298 of Bengali Calendar) in Santiniketan. Now, The Bengal Association in Chennai is introducing it to the town.
Poush Mela 2023 will function stalls promoting handicrafts reminiscent of Kantha, dokra, and Patachitra work. Visitors can store for every part from sarees to sankha-pola (the shell and coral bangles worn by Bengali brides.) And after all, consistent with custom, the occasion can even showcase a variety of Bengali treats. Try the winter-time indulgence pitha, rice flour dumplings full of sticky date jaggery, coconut, and khoya.
Bhaskar Bhakta, secretary of The Bengal Association, says, “Poush Mela 2023 is an try to assist Bengalis who grew up in Tamil Nadu get to know their tradition. It is taken into account a signature of Bengal’s custom.” He provides that they’ve invited members from numerous districts reminiscent of Birbhum and Purulia to promote handicrafts. Then provides, “We have additionally invited a workforce of six from Fulia to make pithas
Sanjib Mullick, convener of Poush Mela, provides, “To spice issues up, there shall be Bengali-style phuchka with tamarind water and gondhoraaj lebu, in addition to jhaal muri. (At the danger of beginning a heated meals conflict — the phuchka is just like pani puri, whereas jhaal muri is a cousin of the bhel puri).
Wow! Momos and Nostalgic Kolkata can have particular menus up, and you’ll finish your meal with tea served in clay pots. Also hold an eye fixed out for Bengal’s coveted winter deal with, nolen gur, which shall be up on the market.
The key traits of any Poush mela embody stay performances of Bengali folks music. Bhaskar says, “We have invited Baul and Bhawai singers from Cooch Behar, in addition to Chhau dancers from Purulia. These artistes shall be performing on daily basis.” The affiliation has invited two teams to carry out Bihu dances, representing Assam. The cultural group has additionally invited Pulok Kanti Dhar, poet from World Poetry Forum from Bangladesh.
The occasion shall be held at the Bengal Association, T Nagar, January 26 to 29, midday to 10 pm.