Self searching is the essence of Baul music, which reflects the joy, love and longing for mystical union with the Divine. They urge people to rise above the divides created by caste, creed and religion to find peace and spread love. To know more about Baul, one may read http://contactbase.blogspot.com/2023/07/preserving-bauls-of-bengal-for-21st.html . After working with about 3000 Baul Fakirs for over 18 years, we developed a Baul Ashram at Bannabagram (in Ausgram near Guskara/ 20 KM from Santiniketan) for people to experience Baul music where Bauls from various Akhras across Bengal come on regular basis, stay and perform. Its a non-ticketed space to listen to Baul music throughout the year https://youtu.be/bDszMrMb4RE?si=FekmP5S21ti9PAnk.
The Ashram offers quality stay and food to visitors willing to experience culture with simple life in a peaceful space. Its located next to the forest range. Thus visitors love to have morning walk / cycling in the forest to be with the sound of chirping birds. The ashram has a small pond and a wide area where seasonal vegetables are cultivated. Guests can enjoy organic farming here too.
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.
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.
The Ashram offers quality stay and food to visitors willing to experience culture with simple life in a peaceful space. Its located next to the forest range. Thus visitors love to have morning walk / cycling in the forest to be with the sound of chirping birds. The ashram has a small pond and a … Continue reading “Bannabagram”View Details
Ashram, with 1.5 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.