Pujar Shaaj ( Dressing up for the festival)

Daridra cheler dehe, daridra baper shenhe
chiter jama ti kore alo.

On the poor boy’s thin frame, the gift of his poor father’s love,
The simple cotton shirt reflected the glory of the festival.

Nowadays, festivals are when people buy a lot of expensive shiny clothes, jewelry and toys. There are parties and social get-togethers with elaborate food and drinks.
This has a big impact on the merchandise businesses and even the country’s economy as a whole.

But festivals are in fact not only about indulgence and enjoyment.
It is also the time to celebrate our family ties and to be thankful for what we have.
A wonderful poem by Rabindranath Tagore, “Pujar shaaj” reminds us the true essence of festivals.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s