Behula: Behala Art Fest - Celebration of kolkata street art

by utsav kundu


Kolkata: The travails of Behula of the Mansamangal genre of Bengali medieval epic came alive in the three-day Behala Art Fest at Behala 14 number bus stand, through installation art, hand-shadowgraphy, graffiti and media art.

It is believed that Behala has its root in Behula, the name of the female protagonist of Manasamangalkavya, which is why it has been chosen as the theme of the festival initiative taken by Behala Nutan Sangha Club.

The walls of some multistoried buildings and houses, the back walls of the shops at Behala 14 number bus stand and some other vacant spaces have acted as the canvas of more than 70 artists, who have joined this initiative.

Video by: Subhrojit Majumdar

"It is surely the first time in the state when a club has attempted to take art to such a level beyond the days of Durga Puja. We hope that this will encourage the other clubs to come forward with similar initiatives," said artist Bhabatosh Sutar.

"I feel proud to be a part of an initiative in which some youngsters associated with this club have taken art so seriously," said artist Sanatan Dinda.

Other Artists involved in it Biswanath De, Bimal Samanta, Pradip Das

Some of the moments of art work preprations


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