Kalimpong Gearing Up for Five-Day Maga Sagrati: A Celebration of Culture and Tradition

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Nestled amidst the enchanting hills of West Bengal, the picturesque town of Kalimpong is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its upcoming five-day extravaganza, the Maga Sagrati festival. Starting from January 15th, the town will be transformed into a vibrant tapestry of cultural expressions, traditional performances, and infectious revelry.

Following the footsteps of Darjeeling’s recent MELOtea festival, Maga Sagrati promises a delightful immersion into the rich heritage of Kalimpong.

The Maga Sagrati festival will start with a procession and a puja at the Relli stream, followed by the main event at the Mela ground in Kalimpong. This procession symbolizes the deep connection between the region’s culture and its natural splendor. Anit Thapa, Chief Executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), is set to inaugurate the festival.

Renowned regional singers, such as Thupten Bhutia, Sachin Singh, and Anmole Gurung, are scheduled to perform at the festival. The well-known Darjeeling Carnival band is set to entertain as well. The festival will also showcase folk song competitions, traditional instruments and cultural artifacts.

As part of the festivities, a political satire drama titled “Bhanu and Pala,” depicting hill leaders, will be staged.

Kalimpong MLA Ruden Sada Lepcha is also expected to attend the events. Although organized by a committee, the festival enjoys support from the ruling authorities in the Darjeeling hills.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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