Hazarduari Utsav 2010

March 20, 2010, Sat 11:04 pm

Hazarduari Utsav 2010

A three day festival was held in the Hazarduari Palace ground from 8th March, 2010. Cultural programs were conducted from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. This grand event was conducted by West Bengal State tourism department along with the Murshidabad District Administration. The inaguration ceremony was held on 8th, March at 5:30 pm by Tourism Minister Sri Manab Mukherjee. During these 3 days of this sufi festival the highlights of the evenings were : Kawali by 'Warsi Brothers' of Lucknow, Sufi-Kathak jugalbandi by Smt Manjuri Chaturvedi of Delhi, folk song by Sonojit Mondal, folk songs of 'Murshidi' (মুর্শিদি) and 'Marfati' (মারফাতি) genre, Kabir dohas, and songs by various local artists of Murshidabad.

The Hazarduari Utsav was held on an open air stage keeping the Hazarduari Palace in the backdrop. Between Palace and the Imamabara on the Southern flank of the palace ground stalls were setup, with various handicrafts of Murshidabad.

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