Vasanta Utsav (or Basanta Utsab) and Holi

The colourful Holi festival is not only an obsession for the Hindus; it has attracted many people from various nations of the world. The great Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was not immune to the charms of Holi, or Vasanta Utsav as this spring festival is known as in many parts of India. This famous Indian poet introduced Vasant Utsav in his Bishwabharati University at Shantiniketan, Birbhum to recreate the magic of the joyous Holi festival. Today, the Vasant Utsav of Shantiniketan is an integral part of Bengali culture and has young as well as old students of the institution annually celebrating the festival in a special manner. Know how Vasanta Utsav is celebrated in Shantiniketan and also check out some cool photographs of the Vasanta Utsav festivities. If you like reading about Vasanta Utsav, just click here to refer this page to your friends and dear ones. Have a great time!

Vasanta Utsav

An annual Bengali festival, Vasanta Utsav heralds the coming of spring season and is an integral part of the Bengali culture. It was the great Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore who, under the overwhelming influence of the colourful Holi festival and the beautiful spring season on his poetic mind, introduced this lovely occassion as an annual event in his Bishwabharati University in Shantiniketan (West Bengal, India). Every year, the students and the youths of the institution, attired in colorful dresses like yellow, celebrate Holi in a very special way. A number of cultural programs, including group choreography, songs and dance performances, is staged. The programs are followed by frolic, as all the members of the university smear each other with colored powders and express festive wishes.

Since its inception, Vasanta Utsav has become a milestone of Bengali history and has also captured international interest that is proved by the presence of numerous foreign tourists during its celebration.

TheHolidaySpot has caught some glimpses of this warm, friendly, and rich with culture festival for you. Below are given two snapshots from the festival. Click on more of you would like to see some more photographs. We also have a special, Basanta Utsab wallpaper for you!

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