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Friday, August 17, 2018
West Bengal

Festivals and Fairs


▪ Durga Puja ▪ Diwali ▪ Muslim Festivals ▪ Festival of Sahajiya Sect ▪ Orthodox Vaishnava festivals
▪ Rathayathra ▪ Holi ▪ Rabindra Jayanti ▪ Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
▪ Dussera ▪ Fairs ▪ Sri-Panchami ▪ Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Orthodox Vaishnava festivals

Orthodox Vaishnava festivals like Ras Purnima celebrated in the late autumn, Jhulan Purnima and Janmashtami celebrated in mid-monsoon, Dhulat Purnima in late winter are held at Nabadiwip and all seats of Vaishnava saints. These festivals draw a large assemblies of the devout. The programmes include ceremonial worship of Krishna-Radha, Kirtan, Sankirtan ( choral incantation of the names of Hari, Krishna, Rama, Sri Chaitanya and his immediate disciples) and communal feeding.