Bangaliyana

National Science Library

National Science Library

Bangaliyana
National Science Library National Science Library established in 1981 as a development project of Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Center (bansdoc). The principal aim of National Science Library is to collect and provide books and other publications on science and technology to be used by the scientists, technologists, teachers, students, and researchers of the country. The resources are acquired according to the recommendations and selection made by a national expert committee approved by the government. The costly books and serials that the R&D organisations and university libraries/ departments cannot acquire are generally procured. There is provision in its scheme to undertake publications and distribution of scientific books for all levels of...
Purana

Purana

Bangaliyana
Purana Dulal Bhowmik Purana a kind of didactic literature comprising history, anecdotes, and legends. In contrast to the vedas, the Puranas are written in easy language and in the form of stories so that people can derive enjoyment from them as well as learn about religious matters. The Puranas contain five sections, each focusing on different matters: sarga, pratisarga, vangsha, manvantara and vangshanucharita. Sarga describes why and how the universe was created. The focus of Pratisarga is the creation of a new universe after the destruction of the old one. Every creation ends in destruction, and every destruction is followed by a new creation. The god of every new creation is Brahma. The vamsa segment contains the genealogies of deities and rsis and then goes on to the ...
State and Religion

State and Religion

Bangaliyana
State and Religion Sirajul Islam State and Religion : Religion plays a significant role in the state system of today's Bangladesh. It was far more so in ancient and medieval times. Even the British rulers, who were least concerned with the religious beliefs of the people, recognised their religious sensitivities, and prudence dictated them not to interfere with the religious affairs of their subjects. The state of Pakistan, though founded to become a home for the Muslims, also thought it discreet not to disturb the ways of life of other religious groups. The dominance of religion in the state system seems to have been quite apparent throughout the history of Bangladesh. In ancient times religious establishments and priests usually enjoyed the patronage of the state. It was the conscie...
Chaitra Sangkranti Mela

Chaitra Sangkranti Mela

Bangaliyana
Chaitra Sangkranti Mela Anjalika Mukhopadhyay Chaitra Sangkranti Mela is a folk fair taking place on the last day of the Bangla month of Chaitra. In Hindu culture, the last day of a Bangla month is called sangkranti, but the last day of the month of Chaitra is considered particularly auspicious. Traditionally, the occasion is marked by ritual baths, gifts, fasts, etc. The main ceremony is known as chadak or gajan. This is an apparently Saivite ritual. Saivite ascetics live on alms throughout the month and on the last day, they perform several physical feats, such as piercing the body with shula (spikes), vana (arrows), or hooks, being whirled around on a wheel atop pole, walking on burning coals, etc. At present these feats are not as popular as they used to be. On t...
Dhali Nritya

Dhali Nritya

Bangaliyana
Dhali Nritya Sambaru Chandra Mohanta Dhali Nritya a mode of war dance performed by men, especially popular among aboriginal communities. This dance originated in the medieval period and imitated the martial techniques of the armed warrior groups raised by the zamindars of Bengal from the lowly Hadi, bagdi, and dom communities. The dance simulates attacks and counterattacks as in battle. In his right hand the dancer carries a bamboo stick, wooden sword or spear and in his left hand a shield made of wood, leather or cane. The shield is used to fend off attacks and the stick or sword to attack the adversary. The dance may be performed solo or in a group of three. At times it is performed by two groups, with the main warrior surrounded by his bodyguards. Body movements and fac...