Cultual Heritage

   The cultural heritage of this district is very rich. It has been serving as a Centre for Promotion of Indian Culture, Music, Drama, Dance, Cultural discussions, Recreative Entertainment and Film Festivals for a long time. Krishnagar Rabindra Bhaban was situated at the district headquarter Krishnagar in the year 1961 to commemorate the birth centenary of Rabindranath Tagore.

                                 

     Besides Nadia district is a district famous for its reach traditional folk culture. Important folk forms of the district are Baul & Fakir Songs, String Puppet Dance, Bolan, Jhapan, Astak, Horse-dance, Pot-chitra (Painting on clay plates or paper) etc.

 

 

Famous Folk Crafts

 

Clay Models & Terracotta works –  Ghurni, Krishnagar

Conch Products- Shankhanagar Baliadanga, Nabaadwip and

                        Santipur.

Sola Products & Models – Krishnagar

Bell Metal – Matiari, Kaliganj

Tant (Loom) Products – Fulia and Santipur

Notable Mela & Festivals in Nadia

 

Sotimar Mela – at Ghoshpara Kalyani

Barodol Mela – at Krishnagar Rajbari Compound

Jugolkishor Mela – at Aranghata, Ranaghat Sub division

Rash Mela – at Santipur and Nabadwip

Fatimabibir Mela –at Uttar Rajpur village near Kanchrapara

Gajipirtalar Mela – at Dhananjaypur Nakashipara

Sahidpirer Mela – Majdia

Lalan Mela – Kadamkhali village at Asannagar