Guru Rabindranath Jayanti 2019

Guru Rabindranath Jayanti marks the birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, who was a great scholar and novelist. The birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore is observed on 25th day of Baisak. In Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, it is prevalently called Poncheeshe Boishakh. The entire state of West Bengal celebrates the birthday of their great poet with great fervor. The birthday of Tagore is usually observed on 7 or 8 or 9 May every year according to the Gregorian calendar. He will be remembered on the day. The people in West Bengal love this festival the most. They will celebrate it grandly.

Guru Rabindranath Jayanti 2019

Year Day Date Holiday States
2019 Tuesday 7 May Guru Rabindranath Jayanti West Bengal and Tripura

Celebrations Of Guru Rabindranath Jayanti

In the remembrance of their favorite poet, poetry recitals and several cultural programs will be held by local communities all across the state. Usually, cultural programs will be performed at Jorasanko Thakurbari by all classes of people on the day. In theaters, schools and colleges, various types of cultural events such as singing competitions and dancing competitions are organised. Prizes will be distributed after the programs. A majority of events will be held at Rabindra Sadan and Jarosanko. The birth anniversary of a great poet is celebrated imposingly at the University of Shantiniketan, which was conceptualised by Tagore.

About Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born in a rich Brahmin family in Calcutta and was the youngest sibling in his family. He was a multi-talented personality with a great desire to learn new things. His contributions to the Indian literature and music have been unforgettable. The people not only in West Bengal but also in all regions of the country remember his contributions on his birthday. What was he? Rabindranath Tagore was a well-known poet, novelist, composer and visual artist. In 1913, the most prestigious Nobel Prize was awarded to him for his momentous contributions to the Indian literature. He was the first person from Asia to receive this award.

Many people like reading his novels and short stories even today. He also wrote songs, essays on political and personal issues and dance-dramas. His great works include Ghare-Baire, Gora and Gitanjali. He was globally renowned because of his great writing skills and innovative thinking. Tagore introduced a cultural reform in the country. ‘Jana Gana Mana’ is his best composition. It was adopted as the national anthem of India. The writings of Rabindranath Tagore are a perfect blend of pious theology and the Indian poetry. From the Upanishads and Vedas, ideas were taken by him.

Works of Rabindranath Tagore

  • Dramas: Rabindranath Tagore began writing dramas when he was just sixteen. He was accompanied by his brother Jyotirindranath. The first drama, Valmiki Pratibha, was written when he was 20. Visarjan, which was written in 1890, is one of the best dramas. Other dramas include Chitrangada, Shyama, Chandlika etc.
  • Short stories: He started writing small stories at 16. The first short story was released in 1877. He wrote many stories between 1891 and 1895. This period of four years is recognised as Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Sadhana’ period. The famous short stories written by him include Kabuliwala, Kshudita Pashan, Atithi, etc.
  • Novel: Undoubtedly, he was a great novelist. He wrote four novellas and eight novels. The famous works of Tagore include Char Odhay, Chaturanga, Noukadubi and Shusher Kobita. Ghare Baire rebukes intensifying terrorism and the religious spirit in the Swadeshi Movement. On the other hand, Gora upswings controversial issues with respect to the Indian individuality.

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