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Santiniketan was established in 1862 AD by Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, father of famous poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, near the small town Bolpur in West Bengal. Maharshi Debendranath formed a trust in 1863 for running the Santhiniketan and arranging a fair, the Paush Mela, with a primary aim of propagating a new religious faith known as Brahmo Dharmo.


The annual Paush Utsav is held every year in December and is a converging place for scholars, locals and urban people where artisans display and sell their artifacts.

It’s incredible history and association with Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore has made it a much sought-after tourist destination.


The various bhavans in the Visva-Bharati campus, like the Kala Bhavan (college of arts and crafts), China Bhavan (Chinese faculty), Sangeet Bhavan (school of dance and music), Patha Bhavan (the Brahmacharya School), the prayer hall and a research Institute and Museum are some places of tourist interest.


Amartya Sen, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 belongs to this place.

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