Bannabagram Baul Ashram

Bannabagram Baul Ashram

Bannabagram Baul Ashram

Knowing yourself is the essence of Baul Fakiri music, which reflects the joy, love and longing for mystical union with the Divine. Living the life of an esoteric, denouncing the material world, they urge people to rise above the divides created by caste, creed and religion to find peace.

In 2004-05, we started working with 300+ Baul Fakirs in Nadia, strengthened Gorbhanga as a centre of disseminating Baul Fakiri music and then increased the spread to 1300 Baul Fakirs covering all 5 districts. While working with the artists, we realized the importance of Akhra in transmitting knowledge to next generation through Guru-Sishya parampara and thus hosted many 5 days workshops at Tepantar Theatre village in 2016-2019 timeframe with 3-7 Gurus and 100-150 disciples and that certainly contributed a lot to the growth of Baul Fakiri music. But then we realized that the Baul Fakirs need a permanent space for them, and thus we developed a Baul Fakir Ashram at Bannabagram in Ausgram near Guskara. We have also started organic farming there and also the 1.3 acre campus has a pond. Know More »

How to reach?

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Its located within 25 KM distance from both Panagarh and Santiniketan and 12 KM from Guskara. From Kolkata, its about 3.5 hours by car. One can take Volvo Bus from Esplanade to Budbud/ Panagarh and vehicle from there. People coming from Delhi can use the Ondal airport. From Kolkata airport, its 3.5 hours too.

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Where to stay

Where to stay?

Visitors can stay at the Ashram, where excellent exclusive arrangement including cottages (four cottages, twin occupancy with attached western toilet) are available with good food.

Resources

Ashram, with 1.3 acre of campus including a pond and organic farming, has 5-10 Baul practitioners/ singers, and has evolved as a place to interact with Baul Fakirs for understanding their philosophy and music. The Ashram encourages guests to experience simple life and celebrate togetherness along with Baul music. The Ashram also has a library for the villagers and evolved as a community centre for them.

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