The Annual ‘Poush Mela’ starts in Shantiniketan

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Bolpur: The ‘121st Poush Mela starts today in shantiniketan. Several foreign and Indian tourist have gathered at the annual tagore mela. Around 1200 stalls have been put up at the venue.

Poush Mela is an annual fair and festival that takes place in Shantiniketan in Birbhum District in the west Bengal marking the harvest season. Commencing on the 7th day of the month of Poush, the fair officially lasts for three days although vendors may stay up until the month-end. The key characteristic of this fair include live performances of Bengali folk music, notably baul music.