Rash Festival With Manipuri
Next Scheduled Tour: 22-24 Nov, 2019
Highlights of the tour :
Staying at festival ground the all night long.
Meeting with Ethnic community
Observing daily lifestyle
Very colorful festival
Visiting Tea Gardens.
What To Expect
Raaslila means ‘Dance of Devine love’ is part of the mythical story of Hindu God Krishna, when he danced with Radha and her friends. The Rash Lila took place one night when the Gopies of Vrindavan, heard the sound of Krisna’s flute, sneaked away from their families to the forest to dance with Krishna throughout the night, which Krisna supernaturally stretched the night to the length of several billion of years. Krishna was a six years old boy when the Rash Lila happened.
Rash festival is celebrated in all different parts of Bangladesh, among which the festival of the Manipuri indigenous community is very special and unique.
They perform a folk dance drama based on the scenes from Rash Lila. Solo and group dancing are combined with singing, chanted recitation, and instrumental accompaniment. They wear very colorful traditional tribal cloths during the performance. The drama is played the whole night starting from midnight during the full moon in November. Children dressed as Lord Krishna and dances at mid-day of previous day for several hours too. Village traditional markets are organized during the day where people come from far away.
On this Festival Tour, you will be going to enjoy the Rash festival of the Manipuri Ethnic community in Sreemangal.
|Tour Attractions||Rash festival celebration of Manipuri tribe|
|Best time to travel||November|
|Transportation||Ac Car, Rickshaw|
Dhaka to Srimangal (Manipuri Village and Handicrafts)
Pick up from hotel, and start drive to Sreemangal (185 km, 05 hrs). Upon arrival, check into hotel/resort and freshen up have lunch, and visit a village of the Manipuri tribe and start photographing their lifestyle. Manipuri tribe is very famous for their handicrafts, browse around shops nearby the village. We will make time to enjoy and taste a cup of famous 07 layer tea.
Overnight at Sreemangal.
Sreemangal Enjoying the Rash Festival
Morning take leisure, as we have a daylong and the whole night’s festival to enjoy. As per schedule transfer to the festival ground around spent your time by photographing at the fare ground and enjoy the dance until. Transfer to hotel, freshen up, early dinner and some rest. Later transfer to the festival ground again to enjoy the music performance and the Rash Lila the all night long.
Overnight at festival.
Srimangal to Dhaka
Early morning, transfer to hotel and rest until mid-day.
Check-out, have lunch then drive back to Dhaka in the afternoon. Upon arrival drop at your convenient and we say good bye.