Happy Birthday to Rabindranath tagoor
Rabindranath Tagore became a Nobel Laureate in 1913, in recognition of his poetic brilliance. His poetic work "Gitanjali" was especially venerated throughout Europe.
This prolific author wrote a number of dance dramas, plays, short stories and novels. He was also an artist. A true patriot, he used his following to further the cause of Indian nationalism during the Indian Independence struggle.
In his home state of Bengal, Tagore remains immortal largely because of his musical brilliance. Tagore once said "My poems without their melodies are like butterflies without their wings". Besides composing the Indian national anthem,this talented composer wrote a large body of songs popularly known today as Rabindra Sangeet". These extremely poetic songs, based on Indian classical ragas as well as western folk tunes, can still be heard in every Bengali home around the world.
Rabindra Jayanti or Pocheeshe Boishakh is celebrated to pay the homage to this great scholar, Rabindranath Tagore. The festival is celebrated on 8th or 9th day of the month May every year (25th of the month of Baisakh) and this year thats Today. The festival is marked by a number of cultural shows and performances based on the works of Gurudev.
Rabindra Jayanti has gained a lot of popularity in the state of West Bengal and beyond. The festival provides a platform for the budding artists and literary person, in various cultural shows that are organized in the state during the mentioned dates. Music, skits, dramas, traditional songs and dances are performed in institutes and theatres.
There is a definite form of music that has been attributed to the cultural icon gaining popularity in the region. The music, called as Rabindra-Sangeet, is a mixture of Indian classic music and popular folklore of Bengal. These performances receive a great attention and accreditation during the festival and the performers receive the patronage. In more simpler terms Rabindra Jayanti is both a test and the celebration of results.