[vc_row][vc_column][charitus_section_title title_align=”left” title_first_part=”Bhulabai Mahotsav”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]‘Bhulabai Festival’ is a part of traditional rituals and has been celebrated for hundreds of years. It represents the rich folk culture of Western Maharashtra, Vidarbha and some part of Marathwada. Bhulabi, means goddess Parvati and Bhuloba, means god Shankara. During this festival they are worshipped almost in every house by sport age girls. This cheerful festival is celebrated from Bhadrapad Pournuima (Usually the day after Anant Chaturdashi) to Ashwin Pournima (Kojagiri Pournima) by singing the special Bhulabai songs and playing dandiyas or by just clapping on the rhydam. The speciality of this festival is that it is celebrated for the whole month collectively by the girls by going house – to – house for singing and dancing. This fully enthusiastic celebration truly illuminates the life of girls with the glazing colours of joy, happiness, cheerfulness, compliance and feeling of kinship with all the friends and society members. 

But the strong force of urbanisation pushed these kinds of rituals on back foot which were aimed to relax the girls and women from daily routine as well as were helpful in making social relationships strong. 

To rejuvenate ‘Bhulabai’ with its original glory and pass it onto next generation Keshav Smruti Pratishthan took initiative and has started ‘Bhulabai Mahotsav’, 19 years back. Under ‘Lalit Kala Academy’ driven by Pratishthan, the Bhulabai Free Forum was launched. The small step taken up by Pratishthan connected the thousands and lakhs of happy minds and marked the impromptu contribution of women from all over the state. The activity which was started with the pure motive has now turned beautifully into an assemblage which is fully organised by women. 

Mahotsav helps to flourish the hidden qualities of the participant women. As the mob is somehow connected with ‘Bhulabai’ in devotional angle too, the stage uses itself as a media of social awareness, which is wrapped in the coating of entertainment.    

As this forum has given women the chance of expressing themselves in various ways, it is shaped in the form of competitions so that it can also be used as a powerful tool for women empowerment. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_wp_custommenu title=”Our Projects” nav_menu=”20″ el_class=”custom-sidebar-menu”][vc_wp_custommenu title=”Our Activities” nav_menu=”21″ el_class=”custom-sidebar-menu”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]