Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. But do you bear the sign of your religion when you come or when you go? Nowhere did this philosophy leave its imprint more powerfully than on the work of Rabindranath Tagore, who talked of Bauls in a number of speeches in Europe in the s. Tagore composed: The man of my heart dwells inside me.
Everywhere I look, it is he. In my every sight, in the sparkle of light Oh, I can never lose him— Here, there and everywhere, Wherever I turn, he is right there! They seek the divinity in human beings. Often, the lyrics philosophize on love and stress to remain unattached and unconsumed by the pleasures of life even while enjoying them.
Baul music celebrates celestial love, but does this in very earthy terms, as in declarations of love by the Baul for his bosh-tomi or lifemate:. My longing is to meet you in play of love, my Lover; But this longing is not only mine, but also yours. Official Sites.
Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. He doesn't see any differentiation in the world. He wears a necklace, one half made of cow bones and the other of the sacred tulsi-plant. The Vedas call it "Brahman".
About the jivas the Bauls say, "They come from Alekh and they go unto Alekh. The Bauls will ask you, "Do you know about the wind? They will ask you further, "In which station are you dwelling?
If they say that a man dwells in the "fifth station", it means that his mind has climbed to the fifth centre, known as the Visuddha chakra.
To Mahendranath Gupta At that time he sees the Formless. Bauls are found in the Indian state of West Bengal and the eastern parts of Bihar and Jharkhand and the country of Bangladesh. The Baul movement was at its peak in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but even today one comes across the occasional Baul with his Ektara one-stringed musical instrument and begging bowl, singing across the farflung villages of rural Bengal.
Travelling in local trains and attending village fairs are good ways to encounter Bauls. Every year, in the month of Falgun February to March , "Lalon Smaran Utshab" Lalon memorial festival is held in the shrine of Lalon in Kushtia , Bangladesh, where bauls and devotees of Lalon from Bangladesh and overseas come to perform and highlight the mystics of Lalon. The organisation often arranges programmes featuring folk songs for urban audiences. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy often organises national and international festivals and seminars, featuring the Baul music and the importance of preservation of Baul tradition.
In the village of Jaydev Kenduli , a Mela fair is organised in memory of the poet Jayadeva on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in the month of Poush. So many Bauls assemble for the mela that it is also referred to as "Baul Fair".
In the village of Shantiniketan during Poush Mela , numerous Bauls also come together to enthrall people with their music. For the last five years a unique show has been organised in Kolkata , called "Baul Fakir Utsav". Bauls from several districts of Bengal as well as Bangladesh come to perform. The 6th Baul fakir Utsav will be held on 8 and 9 January The Utsav is a continuous hour musical experience.
In Bangalore near Electronic City Dr. First time it held in Bangalore to embrace the Boul culture. More that 50 Bouls participated and sang soulful songs. Currently another version of Baul called the folk fusion also called baul rock is also greatly accepted by the audience, especially in West Bengal.
Kartik das baul being a traditional folk singer, who has taken baul to different heights is being associated with folk fusion. This type of baul was brought into the world of music by Bolepur bluez. Regarded as an icon of Bengali culture, he inspired and influenced many poets, social and religious thinkers including Rabindranath Tagore,Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Allen Ginsberg although he "rejected all distinctions of caste and creed".
Widely celebrated as an epitome of religious tolerance, he was also accused of heresy during his lifetime and after his death. In his songs, Lalon envisioned a society where all religions and beliefs would stay in harmony. He founded the institute known as Lalon Akhrah in Cheuriya, about 2 kilometres 1. His disciples dwell mostly in Bangladesh and West Bengal. Every year on the occasion of his death anniversary, thousands of his disciples and followers assemble at Lalon Akhrah, and pay homage to him through celebration and discussion of his songs and philosophy for three days.
He referred to his compositions as Baul Gaan.Homepage of the life and teachings of the Hindu saint Swami Prahlad Chandra Brahmachari (). Prahlad Chandra Brahmachari: The life and teachings of Sri Prahlad Chandra Brahmachari Pictures, biography, audios, video, disciples' home pages, and talks by the master. Enter.
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