Tuesday, October 26, 2010

VISITING MY HOME TOWN [LALON MELA]

120th Death Anniversary of Fakir Lalon Shah
Banner Of The Lalon Mela
The Tomb And Shrine Of Fakir Lalon Shah
 Ektara (Kind Of Musical Instrument With A Single String) Fakir Lalon Shas Used To Play.
Drums And Ektara Is The Great Combination Of Lalon Music.
Some Lalon Fan And Followers.
Smoking Weeds
People Who Come From All Over The Bangladesh And They Stay In Lalon Complex For Whole Five Days.
Shops In Lalon Fair
"Lalon Mela," one of largest cultural festivals of the country, thousands of people and hundreds of Bauls gathered every year at the lalon shrine, situated in Kushtia (My home town). This huge crowd of Lalon Mela proves that we have one of the richest cultures of the world."
"Lalon Mela 2010" includes a folk music competition among the bauls (Lalon singer), a musical concert with the participation of famous artists, a trade fair etc. Local sources expect the attendance of more than 100,000 visitors to the fair.

This gigantic fair was first organized 100 years ago, in the 3rd week of October, to observe the death anniversary of legendary Baul music king "Fakir Lalon Shah." Lalon Shah is the icon of baul music (a type of folk song) all over Bangladesh & India. He is considered to be the founder of the "Baul" songs.

After a hundred years of celebration, this event has now become a scope of reunion & entertainment for all sorts of people. To celebrate the 120th death anniversary of Lalon Shah, hundreds of bauls as well as hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country gathered at the lalon Complex.

Every year, the fair is organized on the eve of his birth anniversary at Kushtia. The shrine / akhra (the place where Lalon lived) is decorated colorfully during this occasion and thousands of his devotees from different places of the country gather here to celebrate the day. Singers of Lalon Academy with ektara and other musical instrument, perform Lalon’s song all through the night for five days. Lots of people join the crowd to enjoy the song of Lalon.
Lalon mela is a very traditional cultural festival of national importance.



1 comment:

LOIDZ said...

HELLO SHAKIL. I ENJOYED READING YOUR BLOG ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY OF
FAKIR LALON SHA. THE WAY U DESCRIBED HIM, HE IS WELL LOVED BY THE PEOPLE. HE HAS MANY FOLLOWERS BCOZ OF HIS MUSIC. I THINK THROUGH MUSIC, PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER CAN BE A FRIEND TO A STRANGER
BCOZ THEIR SOUL IS SPIRITUALLY BINDED
BY A SONG... TNX FOR THIS NICE BLOG SHAKIL. IT ADDS SOMETHING TO MY KNOWLEDGE. AND OF COURSE, I ALSO ENJOYED LOOKING AT YOUR POSTED PICTURES...

GOD BLESS U AND KEEP ON.....


LOIDZ

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