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How " the 1st day of baisakh or makar sangkranti " festival celebrated In west bengal ? would you plz tell me , it is urgently required for a documentary film to be telecasted from chennai on the day of VISHU in south .

please try to give a vivid description including food and related all inofrmation

Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 01 Apr '08 02:08 pm
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From the article of Subhamoy Das, in About.com , I am providing following informations, if they can be of any help for your documentary work. JOY,
In mid-April, the Bengalis usher in the new year with the Poila Baishakh celebrations, the Assamese in the northeast with Bihu festivals, and the (Tamils in the South with Puthandu. Around this time, Hindus in Punjab get agog with Baisakhi, the springtime harvest festival marking the beginning of their new year, and the people of Kerala in the south of India welcome their new year - Vishu. )
Shubho Naba Barsha on Poila Baishakh in Bengal!
The first day of the Bengali new year falls on the 13th or 14th of April every year. Called "Poila Baishakh," it's a state holiday in the eastern state of West Bengal and a national holiday in Bangladesh. To welcome the new year or "Naba Barsha", people clean and decorate their houses and invoke Goddess Lakshmi, the bestower of wealth and prosperity. All new enterprises begin on this auspicious day, as ...more
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 02 Apr '08 01:31 am

 
  
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Any where where some one is seving the hungers, with polliteness can be defined as Food Festival, and so going on every where
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 06 Nov '09 01:31 am

 
  
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Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) is an ancient harvest festival in Punjab, which also marks beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season. Baisakhi also has religious significance for Hindus and Sikhs[1]. It falls on the first day of the Vaisakh month in the solar Nanakshahi calendar, which corresponds to April 14 in the Gregorian calendar.

Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays in Sikh calendar, commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699; which marks the Sikh New Year. It also is observed as the beginning of the new year by Indians in West Bengal, Kerala, and some other regions of India. The particular significance attached to the occasion shows regional variation outside of Punjab. In Himachal Pradesh, Hindu Goddess Jwalamukhi is worshipped on Vaisakhi, while in Bihar, Sun-god Surya is honoured.[2] The festival is celebrated as Rongali Bihu in Assam, Naba Barsha in Bengal, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Vishu (or Vaishakhi) in Kerala, and the Sinhalese/Tamil ...more
Answered by Richie, 01 Apr '08 02:47 pm

 
  
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