:: Abritti - Recitation ::

English and Bengali Recitation: The spoken presentation of a written piece of poetry is known as Abritti. It is been used in oratory for practice in Indian & Bengali literature and culture.

It will be very difficult to find a Bengali who has not tried his/her voice in recitation of Bengali poems in childhood. Many left it due to pressure of works in the profession while very few still manage to practice it in the latter stage of life. Whatever may be the case, the fondness of Bengali people for recitation is unique and you will not find any community in the world who shows so much love and emotions for elocution of poems. This is mainly due to the utter love of Bengali community towards literature. They give very high regards to poet, writer and novelist.
Here are some selected reciters from India and Bangladesh with most prominent poems of the past and present.

This handbook contains the liturgy for daily morning and evening recitation as well as for special ceremonies in Mahayana Buddhist monasteries. The Chinese text for these ceremonies is accompanied by Yale Romanization and English translation.
Morning ceremony, which traditionally last from 4 to 5 am every morning, consists of the Surangama Mantra (from the Surangama Sutra), the Great Compassion Mantra and other shorter mantras, the Heart Sutra, and the Ten Great Vows of Samantabhadra (Universal Worthy) Bodhisattva taken from the Avatamsaka (Flower Adornment) Sutra.
Evening ceremony traditionally lasts between 6 to 7 pm and alternates between the Amitabha Sutra and the Eighty-Eight Buddha Repentance Ceremony.
In addition, the handbook contains ceremonies for liberating life, bathing the Buddha, the Great Compassion Repentance Ceremony, among others. It also includes the Ullambana Sutra, the sutra on the practice of filial piety.

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Welcome to Abritti.Org info portal, the recitation of poems in different languages. If you've decided to take up learning recitation and elocution then you've come to the right place. Whether you've had experience with learning Bengali, Hindi, English elocation before or you are new to it, this site has some suggestions, insights and information that can make your learning experience more effective, fulfilling, and fun.
Difference between recitation and elocution: Recitation is reading aloud or saying from memory a piece of writing. It is more what you are saying. Elocution is your manner of speaking. It includes how your voice production and gestures used. It is how you deliver the message.

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Visva-Bharati We are happy to announce that abritti.org has media cooperation with Institute of Languages, Literature & Culture. This institute is widely known as Bhasha-Bhavana of Visva-Bharati. This is unique as a cultural centre where the best cultural aspects of East and West meet, fulfilling the ideals formulated by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
Bhasha-Bhavana takes pride in its rich treasure of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Bengali, Odia, Tibetan, Arabic and Persian which are preserved in the departments concerned. Cheena Bhavana, the department of Chinese, and Hindi Bhavana, the department of Hindi, house prestigious sectional libraries, each containing around 45,000 and 35,000 books respectively. Visiting professors and scholars from all over the world regularly visit Bhasha-Bhavana where the exchange of ideas opens up new areas of research, to which significant contributions are made. Bhasha-Bhavana holds the promise of advancement towards national integration and world peace through continuous intellectual and cultural exchange.
The majority of Bengali words are trochaic, that is, the primary stress falls on the initial syllable of a word, with secondary stress falling on all odd-numbered syllables thereafter. The addition of prefixes to a word generally shifts stress to the left. Bengali declarative sentences are characterized by a distinct intonation pattern. With the exception of the last word in a declarative utterance, which is pronounced with a low pitch, virtually every word in the utterance is produced with a rising pitch contour, lending a song-like quality to the sentence.

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Poem of the Month: September

The grasses are light brown and the ocean comes in long shimmering lines under the fleet from last night which dozes now in the early morning
Here and there horses graze on somebody’s acreage
Strangely, it was not my desire that bade me speak in church to be released but memory of the way it used to be in careless and exotic play when characters were promises then recognitions.
The world of transformation is real and not real but trusting.
Enough of these lessons? I mean didactic phrases to take you in and out of love’s mysterious bonds?
Well I myself am not myself and which power of survival I speak for is not made of houses. It is inner luxury, of golden figures that breathe like mountains do and whose skin is made dusky by stars.
Joanne Kyger, “September” from About Now: Collected Poems, published by the National Poetry Foundation. Reprinted by permission of Joanne Kyger.

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