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What is meant by Basant Utsav ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 27 Mar '13 05:26 pm
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Basant Utsav or Vasathotsav is a festival celebrated to usher in the season of spring. The festival literally means the celebration of spring, and it was initially started by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Shanthiniketan the university that he founded in West Bengal. The festival is no way different from Holi, which is also another festival carrying the same purpose; however, Basant Utsav is touted to be celebrated more gracefully and with elegance. The festival is usually celebrated during the month of March, and it has become an integral part of the culture of West Bengal.
Answered by Josna, 27 Mar '13 06:11 pm

 
  
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Holi by the name of Basant Utsav is celebrated with fervour in the state of West Bengal. The tradition of Vasantotsav, meaning Spring Festival was started by poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan, the University he founded.

What is appreciated is the grace and diginified manner in which Vasant Utsav is celebrated in West Bengal as compared to boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Boys and girls joyfully welcome Spring, the season of hope not just with colours but with songs, dance, chanting of hymns in the serene ambiance of Shantiniketan. Anybody who got a chance to witness this elegant way of celebrating Holi in Bengal remembers it with fond memory for the rest of his life.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 27 Mar '13 05:27 pm

 
  
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Vasant Utsav is an absolutely lovely way of welcoming Spring...It is 1000 times more dignified, graceful and beautiful as compared to the ugly manner in which Holi is celebrated in North India.
Answered by Roy D, 28 Mar '13 11:20 pm

 
  
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It is the function to greet Spring season
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 28 Mar '13 02:27 pm

 
  
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Basant Utsav or Vasathotsav is a festival celebrated to usher in the season of spring.
Answered by shailendra, 28 Mar '13 08:00 am

 
  
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A festival celebrated to usher in the season of spring.
Answered by Quest, 27 Mar '13 10:12 pm

 
  
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Basant Utsav literally means the 'celebration of spring'. The beautiful tradition of celebrating spring festival in Bengal was first started by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, at Vishwabharati Shantiniketan, the University founded by him. Actually, Basant Utsav is no different from Holi, except for the gracefulness with which it is celebrated. The former is celebrated in a much dignified manner, compared to the boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Vasanta Utsav is a beautiful welcome to spring with colors and music.
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Basant Utsav or Vasathotsav is a festival celebrated to usher in the season of spring. The festival literally means the celebration of spring, and it was initially started by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Shanthiniketan the university that he founded in West Bengal. The festival is no way different from Holi, which is also another festival carrying the same purpose; however, Basant Utsav is touted to be celebrated more gracefully and with elegance. The festival is usually celebrated during the month of March, and it has become an integral part of the culture of West Bengal.
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Answered by anil garg, 27 Mar '13 08:14 pm

 
  
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Holi by the name of Basant Utsav is celebrated with fervour in the state of West Bengal. The tradition of Vasantotsav, meaning Spring Festival was started by poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan, the University he founded.

What is appreciated is the grace and diginified manner in which Vasant Utsav is celebrated in West Bengal as compared to boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Boys and girls joyfully welcome Spring, the season of hope not just with colours but with songs, dance, chanting of hymns in the serene ambiance of Shantiniketan. Anybody who got a chance to witness this elegant way of celebrating Holi in Bengal remembers it with fond memory for the rest of his life.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 27 Mar '13 05:30 pm

 
  
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