Joydev Kenduli Mela(Last Updated 02 May, 2022)
Kenduli Mela Date 2023
The Joydev Kenduli Mela 2023 will be held on 14 January 2023 in Birbhum, West Bengal.
Fairs and Festivals are like a breath of fresh air that provides relief from the drudgery of everyday existence. Indians, in particular, are very fond of joy and merry-making. The Kenduli Mela 2023 is a fair held in Kenduli, the birthplace of the famous poet Jaidev in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. Kenduli is at about 42 km from serene Shantiniketan, Rabindranath Tagore's abode of peace.
The Kenduli Mela in Birbhum is most well known for gathering the Bauls, a group of mystic minstrels. They are the bearers of a unique musical tradition, identified by their saffron attire and distinctive musical instrument, the Ektara. They have the proud distinction of being included in UNESCO's list of "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity".
The Baul community earns their livelihood by singing. The most interesting characteristic of their songs is that they convey profound philosophical viewpoints of life using simple expressions. They use inoffensive expressions in place of the ones considered offensive and yet succeed in evincing their viewpoint. You have the scope to listen to them if you visit the Kenduli Mela in Birbhum 2023.
The Kenduli Mela in Birbhum gives you the wonderful opportunity to hear the music of these wandering minstrels who believe in the simplicity of love and life. You are sure to be impressed by their magnetic performances.
The Kenduli Mela in Birbhum is held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. This occurs each year in mid-January. You are sure to enjoy this premiere festival of the Bauls, who are indeed cultural assets of the land.
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