Bera Utsav

Religion: Hindu
Country: India

Bera utsav is a popular annual festival celebrated in the land of Bengal which is already famous as the ‘State of Festivals’. It is said that 13 festivals are celebrated in one year in West Bengal. Bera utsav is basically held in the month of September in Lalbagh which is situated in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal. The Bera Utsav is organized near the banks of the Bhagirathi River. Lalbagh is well-known for its historical palaces of great Nawabs who ruled Bengal. Tourists from all across the nation visit Murshidabad and often get a chance to witness this amazing festival. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. Various types of traditional dance and music performances are held in the festival and people participate in them with a lot of enthusiasm.

Importance of Bera Utsav

Bera Utsav is a significant festival celebrated in Murshidabad which is a famous district of West Bengal, having rich history and background. The name of the city was derived from the name of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. The Bera Utsav is widely celebrated across the whole area and the local people wait for the whole year for this festival. People get dressed in their best outfits and attend the festival for merrymaking. The famous folk songs of Bengal are sung by the traditional performers of Bengal and others also join with them. They fully enjoy the singing and dancing performances.


The whole celebration is carried on with extraordinary fireworks which mostly attract the tourist and other people on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. The fireworks give the splendid look to river Bhagirathi and people take pleasure to watch the firework show. The city is decorated as a bride on the day of festival and enhances the beauty of the place. The festival is the main reason why tourists get attracted to the city Murshidabad.

Bera Utsav is mainly celebrated on the last Thursday according to the Bengali month of Bhadra which is commonly falls on the September month. The main focus in the Bera Utsav is the fireworks which are performed in various ways. The plethora of fabulous fireworks enhances the beauty of the river Bhagirathi during the night of the Utsav.