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Festivity & harmony

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Oct 1: Gokul Niwas residential complex – a home to 108 families at the entrance of Pandu Port Road, Adabari Tili, Guwahati – is going to celebrate the 7th year of Durga Utsav with the theme – Festivity through Commul Harmony – with an estimated budget of Rs 15 lakh by showcasing the folk art and craft carved in wood and decoratively painted by the artisan Bijoy Sutradhar and his wife Rasheswari Sutradhar from Nutungram, Burdwan, West Bengal, with a live workshop at the site. This ethnic style and design of Wooden Doll is also supported by UNESCO, New Delhi, a press release said. The live example of commul harmony can be seen in the Patachitra art of Goddess badurga and other paintings by the Patua artist Rahim Chitrakar, Lutfa Chitrakar and Lutfal Chitrakar. This art form is from Pingla, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal and also supported by UNESCO, New Delhi, the release said. Another example of commul harmony can be seen in Baul songs of Fakir Mansur Khan (Sangeet Samman 2012 awardee and one of the foremost exponents to carry on Lalon Fakir’s legacy in Bengal) singing Krish Leela. The Baul songs (Folk Songs), also gained UNESCO recognition as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, in 2008 from Bangladesh.

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