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Mahalaxmi SARAS Mela 2012

Posted on January 20, 2012 | FestivalsNo Comment

Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the Indian handicrafts and the pleasures of seeing the best crafts? India is a land which produces great interesting objects of arts and handicrafts and if there is a festival specially to showcase these works of intricate designs then there is nothing like it.

The Mahalaxmi SARAS Mela is a fair that is organized by the Maharashtra Government and is normally held between the months of December to February. Normally the festival is a reason why the people from all the Indian states come with their handicrafts and art objects. So more than 35 stalls are sponsored and more than 85 artisans come from all parts of India. So get to see the best of handiwork from States like Bihar, Assam, Gujarat, AP, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, HP, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Rajasthan, and Punjab, UP, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttarakhand.

Mahalaxmi SARAS Mela

This year too the Mahalaxmi SARAS Mela  is going to be celebrated  from January 19 to February 2 . The timings are from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. So get surrounded with the maze of silk, ceramics, textiles, wood craft, fibre products, bamboo materials, terracotta, lace knitting work, puppets, paintings, wall hangings, and chikan embroidery, Jammu shawls and Kashmir beads, batik Salwar suit from Madhya Pradesh and Orissa Patta Chitra Painting, Jharkhand herbal soaps and enjoy this display of the finest works of art from across the country. So just head towards the Bandra Reclamation Ground in Bandra and enjoy the pleasures of this unique crafts extravaganza.

This is a platform for all artisans and craftsmen across the country and is a perfect blend of exchanging ideas and implementing views. There are so many rural entrepreneurs who have good exposure by being given a chance to set up stalls with the help of the government thus enabling the visitors to see a unique collection of the most authentic rural products. This is the place where you would get the most unusual items and where you have the best collection of such articles. This fair or festival becomes important as you wouldn’t get the things you get here in ordinary everyday festivals.

Mahalaxmi SARAS Mela

So get enchanted with the most beautiful creations from all over Indian and enjoy the amazingly talented craftsmen showcase their works. While you go around the Mela or fair, you would feel that you have seen full of India and this plethora of arts of India is what would certainly overwhelm you. Sometimes y you would want to spend money on things you don’t need yet you are happy buying them. This is the right place to shop for such things for they add to your travel kitty.

It is NABARD which has been greatly contributing to promoting the welfare and care of these artisans and this annual festival has always had the best artists also visiting this place. The main idea of the Mahalaxmi SARAS mela is to promote the rural talent of Maharashtra. An initiative by the rural department of Maharashtra Government, this endeavor has gone down  well amongst tourists and the craftsmen. A core committee organizes the festival and this 10 day festival also has a media partner.

Mahalaxmi SARAS mela

Over the years, the participants have only been on the increase and the entire set design, management etc has become very professional. This is a place where you will not only get the best Indian crafts but also the most delicious Maharashtra cuisine in the stalls  in the festival..

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