POLLUTED KAMANA SAGAR, BARUNI and MATUA MOBILISATION, MAMATA`S COMMUNIST MANIFESTO and MARXIST DALIT AGENDA
- POLLUTED KAMANA SAGAR, BARUNI and MATUA MOBILISATION, MAMATA`S COMMUNIST MANIFESTO and MARXIST DALIT AGENDATroubled Galaxy Destroyed Dreams: Chapter 187Palash Biswas
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Posted: Mar 26, 2009 at 1325 hrs ISTJerusalem Deriving inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi's Indian National Movement, Palestinian activists in 50 villages of northern West Bank decided to launch a boycott campaign against Israeli products.
"We know change will go slowly, but we are determined to imitate what Gandhi did in India when he boycotted English salt," Khalid Mansour, the chairman of the Popular Committees in Nablus told Palestinian news agency 'Maan'.
As per official statistics Palestinians consume 2.6 billion shekels (USD 0.6 billion) worth of Israeli goods each year, Mansoor said.
28 per cent of this money is said to be spent on the purchasing cement from Israel.
Palestinians also consume 30 million shekels (USD 2.40 million) worth of medicines and 10 million worth of gold produced in Israel every year.He said that subcommittees will be formed in each of the 50 villages to monitor the boycott and start awareness campaign at schools
Vaisnava Movement The religious and social movement introduced by Sri chaitanya (1486-1533). The movement was also known as Bhakti Andolan or devotional movement. Its purpose was to counter the caste system and religious and social superstitions of Hindu society in that period.
The Vaisnava movement originated before Chaitanyadev essentially through the Vaisnava lyrics written by the pre-Chaitanya poets chandidas (14th century) and vidyapati (c 1380-1460). Chaitanyadev added a new dimension to the movement, and it was through his leadership that it developed into a social movement. It assumed the name of Gaudiya Vaisnavism, or simply vaisnavism. Although there already existed in Hinduism a religion based on love and devotion for the divine, Chaitanyadev made it into a new religion by adding to it ideas about liberal humanism and social equality deriving from Sufi philosophy.
Chandal a caste of people traditionally engaged in menial jobs. They are of dark complexion. Chandals are untouchables and often conceptually mixed with doms. Chandals engage themselves in cultivation, trading, and shopkeeping, and also work as goldsmiths, blacksmiths, and palanquin bearers. They perform any job higher caste people engage them in. Their dietary habits include pork, mud eel, snake and foods prohibited for other castes. They are generally poor and uneducated and consequently, their lifestyle is abominable. They are forced to live in unhygienic, unhealthy areas littered with animal and other filth. They rear pigs, which further contribute to their sub-human living atmosphere. Chandals call themselves Nama-Sudra. They marry off their daughters while they are infants but observe the same ceremonies as most of their higher counterparts. Bride price is a custom among chandals. Divorce is not so common. Polygamy is permitted in the chandal society.
After the birth of a male child, the chandal mother is ceremonially declared unclean for ten days, but for a female child the period varies from seven to nine days. On the sixth day after the birth of a male child, a Sasthi puja is performed. Although the majority of the caste profess the tenets of the Vaishnava sect of hinduism, they still retain many religious customs (Bastu puja or worship of the earth goddess, Bansura puja or worship of the river god, Manasha puja or worship of the goddess of snake etc.), peculiar to animistic cults. Chandals have brahmans of their own, who preside at their religious and social ceremonies, but they are popularly called Barna-Brahman or Chandaler Brahman, since they are Brahmans, who have degraded themselves in status by presiding over lower caste ceremonies.
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MAMATA`s COMMUNIST MENIFESTO or MARXIST RULE have nothing to do with our people. But the TUG OF WAR to GAIN MILEAGE in MATUA BASE , the SC VOTE BANK shows the TIP of the ICEBERG, how POLLUTED is KAMNASAGEAR, the source of our ENERGY, INSPIRAION, EXPECTATIONS, DREAMS and DESTINATION for our people!
The MARXIST DALIT AGENDA has nothing to do with DALIT LIBERATION but it intends to CAPTURE us as BONDED LABOUR of MARXIST BRAHAMINICAL HEGEMONY.
I am HAPPY that on the face of REGIMENTED GESTAPO MONEY, MUSCLE and Political POWER, the MATUAS do RESIST. We all the ABORIGINAL, INDIGENOUS and MINORITY COMUNITIES should stand ROCK SOLID with THAKURBADI, MATUA DHAM, THAKURNAGEAR in its SPECTACULAR RESISTANCE UNPRECEDENTED in the line of HARICHAND GURUCHAND LEGACY of SOCILA MOBILSATION and EMPOWERMENT and AUTONOMY!
We MUST be Proud of our legacy, heritage and IDENTITY!
CPIM accepts its MISTAKES too late as it has been habitual to commit Historical BLUNDER so often and has to rectify its stnce so often!
The annual Matua Mahamela, that began at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas yesterday, witnessed arrival of lakhs of devotees to seek blessing of Harichand and Guru Chand Thakur at the main temple.More than TWENTY FIVE LAC pilgrims, mostly devotees of Matua religious community, took a holy dip in the vast tank of Kamanasagar adjacent to the Hari Chand-Guru Chand Thakur temple on March 24 at Thakurnagar near Bangaon in North 24 Parganas.The week-long festival was organized to mark the Baruni fair observing the birth anniversary of Harichand Thakur.Matua mahasangh claims that an elaborate arrangement had been made to accommodate lakh of pilgrims during their short stay here adhering to Calcutta High Court's directions to provide special security arrangement to prevent any untoward incident.Thakur Hari Chand, who started the Matua sect was the pioneering leader of the untouchables. Mukund Behari Mullick and Jogendra Nath Mandal were very CLOSE to GURUCHAND THAKUR who PREACHED POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT of the DALITS. In 1911,GURUCHAND and MUKUND BIHARI Mallick presented a DEMAND of CHARTER to the BRITISH QUEEN demanding SEPARATE ELOCTORATE for the SC Communities. ONLY for MATUA CHANDAL MOVEMENT UNTOUCHABILITY was ABOLISHED in BENGAL much before Dr BR Ambedkar could launch UNTOUCHABILITY movement. The BRITISH appointed SOUTH BOROUGH Commission to consider the COMMUNAL AWARD which was PREEMPTED by GANDHI and GANG making AMBEDKAR SIGN the POONA PACT.HARICHAND Thakur was the first man who led INDIGO REVOLT (1859-1860) personally and mobilised MUSLIM as well as HINDU peasants against BRITISH and BRAHAMINICAL EXPLOITATION!Harichand THAKUR ORIGINATED the IDEA of TEBHAGA and launched the movement first. He was the first man in India who demanded to record SHRE CROPPERS in nineteenth centuray!Harichand Thakur introduced WIDOW marriage even before RENAISSANCE and his able son led cluster of SOCIL Movements ranging Child Education, family planning, women`s education and so on!It was the GREAT ATTEMPT of GURUCHAND Thakur only that the BRITISH Govt.RECOGNISED TWENTY ONE castes as SCHEDULED CASTES and allowed RESERVATION for them in 1909 with MORLEY MINTO ACT for the fisrt time in India even before the CONGRESS MOVEMENT for Freedom could get MOMENTUM.GURUCHAND THAKUR played KEY Role to get JOGENDRA NATH MANDAL ELECTED for the BENGAL ASSEMBLY and eventually, JOGENDRA NATH MANDAL and MUKUND BIHARI mallick ensured the ENTRY of DR BR AMBEDKAR to the CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY after he was defeated by CONGRESS in MAHARASHTRA.Hence, Harichand Thakur and Guruchand Thakur, whether they happen to be any INCARNATION of DIVINE Power or not, it is SURE they are RESPONSIBLE to Launch BLACK UNTOUCHABLE Liberation movement against MANUSMRITI Rule and APARTHEID in India.Dr AMBEDKAR Converted to BUDDHISM but GURUCHAND THAKUR had been against CONVERSION and he rejected offers by Missionary MID for CONVERSION in CHRISTIANITY and sticked to the LINE to the task of OVERTHROWING The BRAHAMINICAL HEGEMONY in India. That is why only his FOLLOWERS the MATUAS and specially NAMASHUDRAS have been targeted for EJECTION from their HOMELAND in EAST Bengal, PERSECUTION INFINITE, DEFACE DRIVE and DEPOTATION from independent India!We had nothing against the MUSLIMS in fact the HINDU as well as MUSLIM peasants were engaged in TEBHAGA Movement while RIOTS were planned by HINDU MAHASABHA and RSS. In Bengal, Muslim converts were drawn mainly from Rajbansi, Pod, Chandal, Kuchand other scheduled castes and tribes!The holy dip by a large number of pilgrims, which began today at 0245 hours with the present spiritual head of the Matuas Smt Binapani, widow of late Pramatha Ranjan Thakur, a former Union Minister and MP. Taking of the holy dip will continue till 2030 hrs today.
However, the fair will continue for another week that will virtually transform into an all religious fest with the appearance of people of different religious communities. People of Matua community, living in different states of the country from Maharastra to North eastern states and Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh would be visiting Thakur Bari during the festival. The Baruni fair that was initiated at the birth place of Harichand and Guru Chand Thakur in Orakandi village of Gopalpur in present Bangladesh was shifted at Thakurnagar a year after independence.
Harichand Thakur was a prominent social worker and founder of Matua religion, has been adored like god among his followers. His birth anniversary since 1950 has become an occasion for the believers to make a pilgrimage in this district bordering with Bangladesh.
The people, basically underpriviledged of undivided Bengal at Goalpara, presently in Bangladesh, follow Matua.
Harichand Thakur and his descendant Guru Chand are regarded as deities to the crores of people of this part of the country and are worshipped daily.
The devotees after taking holy dip in the "Kamanasagar," a large tank, adjacent to the temple and offer pujas and leave the place after being blessed by the Barama, the present spiritual head of the Matuas, Binapani Thakur.
The Mahamela, virtually a secular thought, becomes a meeting place for walks of life for almost a fortnight every year this time.
Even veteran Marxist and state trasport minister Subhas Chakrabarty along with some of his followers and a minister from Tripura visited the place and paid a courtesy visit to the "Barama" last night at the Thakurbari.
Eastern Railway has also made special arrangement to run trains to and fro on Sealdah-Bangaon section for the devotees.
Menwhile, a senior CPI(M) leader on Thursday said the party-led governments in West Bengal and Kerala had committed mistakes and the police firing in Nandigram was one among them. MARXISTS alwyas refused CASTE SYSTEM and MANUSMRITI realities but now it practices the DALITOLOGY and CASTEOLOGY having passed the DALIT AGENDA in HYDERABAD Conference. BIMAN BOSE and ANIL Sarkar have been PROACTIVE to mobilise SC, ST and OBC even after denying the IDENTITY and EXISTENCE of OBC in West Bengal thanks to BASUDEV BURMAN COMMISSION. MR Burman was elected as a CPIM Candidate from MATHURAPUR last time and is fielded in RANAGHAT this time. Nandigram is populated by SC, OBC and minority communities mostly. Sachhar COMMITTEE report has exposed the MARXISTS and their so much hyped SECULAR POLITICS.
WOOING MATUAS CPIM reminds its BETRAYALS since Partition, Refugee Movement and MARICHJHANPI!
Our governments in Bengal and Kerala committed errors. We corrected those errors. We have an institutional mechanism to do that. We hope we get results for that," CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M K Pandhe told reporters in NEW DELHI.He was responding to a question about their expectations from both the States in terms of seats in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Refusing to speculate on the numbers, Pandhe said the Left Front in Bengal has not been allowed to carry forward their development policies due to opposition by an alliance led by Trinamool Congress, indicating the pullout by the Tatas of its Nano car project from Singur.
Asked about the "mistakes" committed by the Left-led governments, he said, "police firing in Nandigram was one. (West Bengal Chief Minister) Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee himself has admitted it."
On repeated questions on Kerala, the veteran Marxist leader said he "did not want to list" the mistakes committed by the Left Democratic Front government there but indicated that factionalism in the State was an issue.
In a veiled reference to the factional feud in Kerala, Pandhe pointed out that at one point of time, Chief Minister V S Achutanandan and CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan were suspended from the Polit Bureau.
Their suspension was later revoked.
"This is the only party, which has a mechanism to correct itself. You should appreciate it. This is the only party, which can suspend its senior leaders," he said.
The Congress Thursday expressed hope that the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) would “realise” its mistake of withdrawing support to the Manmohan Singh government over the India-US civil nuclear deal.
The Congress reaction came on the day the CPI-M admitted that the government controlled by it in West Bengal committed errors in Nandigram and Singur.
“They (CPI-M) will realise that withdrawal of support to the government was also a mistake,” union minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal told reporters here.
The CPI-M-led Left parties withdrew support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in July 2008 to protest the government’s decision to sign the civil nuclear deal with the US.
Earlier in the day, CPI-M politburo member M.K. Pandhe said the party-led governments in West Bengal and Kerala had committed “errors”.
“We corrected those errors. We have an institutional mechanism to do that. We hope we get results for that,” Pandhe told reporters while releasing the party pamphlet on ‘Workers chargesheet against UPA government and folder on condition of the urban poor” here.
Refusing to elaborate on the errors committed in Kerala, Pandhe said West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has himself admitted that police firing in Nandigram was a mistake.
Fourteen people were killed and manyMy DIDIMA, the mother of JETHIMA, late PRABHAVATI Devi belonged to ORAKANDI HARICHAND GURUCHAND family. I could not read much about the Matua Movement and the IDEOLOGY of Harichand Guruchand Tahkur during my early childhood.BEING in touch with the BLOOD of the GRAND INDIGENOUS Legacy, Me and SABITA were stunned on TUESDAY to see a POLLUTED KAMANASAGAR where lacs of DEVOTEES had to take a DIP. Fortunatly, SABITA DISCARDED the BATH PLAN as hse intended seeing the poor status of the POND! We learnt so many things about involvement of MLA and MP quota, govt and political INITIATIVE to DEVELOP MATUADHAM, but we found about a dozen SANITATION Arrngment INSUFFICIENT and the INCOMPLETE ENBANKMENT of the HOLY POND , the KAMNASAGAR only!It is quite SYMBOLIC as MATUA religion and MOVEMNET are also POLLUTED by POLITICS and lack the MOBILISATION enough to FOLLOW the PRINCIPLES of HARICHAND THAKUR and GURUCHAND THAKUR! The movement is not a SOCIAL MOVEMENT it is only a SUBJECTIVE EXPLOSION of BELIEF and SUPERSTITION to be EVAPORATED as soon soon as the MATUAS disband. IT is LIMITED within the BEATS of DANKA, the DRUMS. The RANASINGHA, the WAR PIPES are ABSENT. It is all about REINCARNATION and does not refer to the GREAT HISTORY of ABORIGINAL INDIGENOUS SOCIAL and LAND movements, THE UNTOUCHABLE RENAISSANCE, The UNTOUCHABILITY ABOLISH MOVEMENT led by GURUCHAND THAKER, the INDIGO REVOLT led by HARICHAND THAKUR, the links to Jogendra Nath Mandal, Mukunda Bihari MALLICK, CR DAS, MAHATMA GANDHI, NETAJI and DR BR AMBEDKAR.We are DISASOCIATED with the AWAKENING, EDUCATION, MOBILASTION, ORGANISATION and MOVEMENT as HARICHAND THAKUR and GURUCHAND THAKUR did PREACHED and PRACTICED and LED to liberation of the BLACK UNTOUCHABLES worldwide!I got a little OPPORTUNITY to speak to MANJUL THAKUR but we discussed and HE ALSO OUTLINED well the DANGERS and the POLLUTION! I am LUCKY that the MAN talked me so GENTLE and GENEROUS who TURNED out a MAN Like SUBHASH CHAKROBARTII agree with MANJUL THAKUR to maintain NON POLITICAL social CHARACTER of MATUA MOVEMNET as the medium of UPLIFTMENT of INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE. But let me allow to say that the CLEANING of the ROT is an EMERGENT TASK. We have to PLAN and REARRANGE AN INTERACIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM and the THAKURBADI should lead it.For me, I am not to blame the THAKUR BADI ofr MATUA MAHASANGH for the CHAOS and MISMANAGEMENT. IT is the sole RESPONSIBILITY of our PEOPLE who gather to a STRENGTH of NO LESS THAN TWENTY FIVE LACS and depend on the ENEMY CAMP to arrange and MANAGE our system, our legacy and our movemet. It is SHAME on US and only us that the POLITICAL POWERS BRAHAMINICAL dare to tryu to take over our LEGACYI found MR MANJUL THAKUR a STRONG MAN we should stand UNITED ROCK SOLID for an ENERGETIC, EMPOWERED, DEMOCRATIC RESURRECTION of HARICHAND THAKUR and GURUCHAND THAKUR legacy as it happens the only ESCAPE ROUTE to survive in INDIAN and SOUTH ASIAN KILLINGFIELDS!I am thankful to MR THAKUR that he spared some time to interact with us!Till Monday night, the stretch of Jessore Road between Thakurnagar and Bongaon was a mess. From Tuesday morning, gangs of workmen got busy repairing the road, even as thousands of devotees passed by on their way to the Baruni Mela in Thakurnagar.Politicians are leaving no stone unturned to woo the nearly 3 million members of the Matua community who make an annual pilgrimage to Thakurnagar but those in charge of the Matua Mahasangha are not impressed. They say that the government provides no assistance in organizing the mela.Manjul thakur who made sreaming headlines on Wednesday newsapers for TURNING down CPIM MINISTER SUBHASH CHAKROBARTI`s offer for GOV TAKEOVER and MANAGEMENT of the MELA. Mind you, the RULING LEFT FRONT did everything to woo the MATUA VOTERS in THAKURNAGAR as TWENTY FIVE lacs of them gathered in THAKURNAGAR on TUESDAY. CPIM CANDIDATE ASHIM BALA visited BAROMA with SUBHASH CHAKRABARTI. Our frined and guide, the poet and MARXIST Minister from TRIPURA who won SATSANG to ensure LEFT VICTORY in TRIPURA ASSEMBLY also visited BAROMA on TUESDAY. However, this time, he did not call me!It is a surprise for me why BASUDEV BURMAN who is a CPIM candidate nearby RANAGHAT seat did not visit MATUADHAM.EVERY way and avenue leading to MATUA DHAM were packed up with POSTERS and FASTOONS of LEFT FRONT with FULL SIZE photo of ASHIM BALA.TMC did not lag behind as it decorated the gates with the BANNERS with the PHOTO of MS MAMATA BANNERJEE as well as BAROMA. I wonder how MATUA MAHASANGH allowed this claiming NON POLITICAL.MANJUL THAKUR was bitter enough to speak on POLITICALISATION of MATUA RELIGION.He also talked against AMBEDKARISATION of MATUA RELIGION.He told me that MATUA MAHASANGH has no connection with POTTERU or NANITAL Cntre of MATUA MOVEMENT.HE is also against the ACADEMIC research contradicting the INCARNATION of HARICHAND THAKUR and GURUCHAND Thakur.Me and SABITA were shocked to see the SUPERSTITIOUS FOLLOWING without any SOCIAL RELEVANCE which had been advocated most by HARICHAND as well as GURUCHAND THAKUR. It is alarming that we could not meet the people coming from different parts of the country and abroad. It was COMPLETE CHAOS and ANRCHY as no body could give us any clue to locate our people from different regions. There is no meeting, no discussion not even any arrangement of COLLECTIVE FOODING.Though it was very hard to plan the INTERACTIONS , we may agree as every HOME in between BANGAON to BARASAT have become REFUGE CAMPS of MATUAS. They lived there and COOKED there and participated in BARUNI Mela. There had been no statewise or district wise camp of devotees anywhere in the MATUA DHAM PREMISESBASANTIPUR, my village had been the MATUA Centre until LALIT GUSAIN brethed his last. The GUSAI called my CHHOTOKAKA his GODFATHER for a reason unknown to me.We are just a UNITED Family the BASANTIPUR people even today.But in fifties and sixties, the BOND was stronger.The VILLAGE was established by my late father PULIN BABU and his comrades from EAST BENGAL who had been dumped in the dense forest of GIM Corbett fame JUNGLE of Nainital terai.They have traveled from different districts of EAST Bengal and landed in WEST BENGAL Refugee camps.They mobilised AGITATION and the agitaters were transferred to CHARBETIA camp, near CUTTUCK which is a MILITARY base nowadays.They were the most proactive refugees and hence PUNISHED to be dumped in Nainital.In Nainital, my father led the first ever REFUGEE Movement in UTTAR PRADESH in 1956 after which BASATIPUR, PANCHANANPUR and UDAI NAGAR villages were established. Dineshpur Bengali Area had already thirty three colonies established during 1952 to 1954.In 1958, Pulin Babu led the DHIMRI BLOCK Peasants` UPRISING on the line of TELENGANA!My father was a COMMUNIST in fifties. He was not religious. Since I was influenced by him in the earlier stage of life, I had no interestwhatsoever in RELIGION or RITUALS. The ladies at home, speciall my THAKUMA Shanti Devi and DIDIMA Prabhavati DEVI perfomed all the rituals. My CHOTOKAKA was a Mediacl practicener as well as a HARD CORE ATHEIST.But the legend of Harichand Thakur and GURUCHAND Thakur was very effective to participate inMATUA MAHOTSAVA at LALIT GUSAI`s home. Matua teams from different villages of DINESHPUR as well as SHAKTIFARM in Naninital and also from different other districts used to visit BASANTIPUR.I visited THAKUR NAGAR, MATUA DHAM in North 24 Pargans on WEDNESDAY, next day to BARUNI BATH.My wife SABITA also originally belong to ORAKANDI village and her father late SATISH BISWAS was a well known Matua. Since, I had been in DANDAKARANYA to participate in Matua UTSAV in POTTERU and TIRUDIH, SABITA insisted to go to THAKUR NAGAR hwere I had been with my father in 1973 to see the LEGENDARY MP PR THAKUR, a memebr of CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY! I talked to NANDA GOPAL MAHANT and DR Jagadish haldar who adviced me to skip BARUNI BATH considering Sabita`s health. For a precaution we took with us TUMPA, our ex domestic help who is like an adopted DAUGHTER to us.We met BAROMA, the widow of PR THAKUR and MANJUL THAKUR, the younger son of the 91 year lady.Coincidentally, my SHAKTIFARM friend NIRMALENDU, who is RICE MILL Owner and a MATUA leader in GADCHIROLI was present with his family in the THAKURBADI. Nirmalendu introduced me to MANJUL THAKUR who immediately recognised the relation and specilly my father!I had been knowing that PR THAKUR visited our place in my childhood. manjul Thakur corrected me and informed, not his father, but he himself with BAROMA visited BASANTIPUR in 1968 while I was a student of CLASS SIX and knew nothing about MATUA Religion nor did I Know anything about the INDIGENOUS history of our people and Bengal!Devotees have to seek shelter in houses of locals. Sometimes, they are forced to spend the night in the open. Fortunately, the weather is fine this year. At times, they stayed out in the rain. Unlike other locations like Gangasagar, no temporary shelters are built by the district administration. There are some medical camps set up by NGOs. The administration sink some tube-wells, knowing fully well that the water has arsenic. Throughout the year, they tell us not to drink the water unless it is drawn from a certain depth. During the mela, devotees are forced to drink contaminated water," says Rabi Haldar, joint secretary of the Baruni Mela committee.
There is no denying that members of the community are among the most disciplined. Though no arrangements are made by the administration to regulate the stream of devotees, there is little chaos. Trouble does break out at times, mainly over traffic movement.The skirmishes could be avoided, had the movement of lorries and buses been controlled. On one occasion on Tuesday, a stampede like situation developed on a narrow road leading to Thakurbari. Women had to jump into a pond to escape. Not a single policeman was in sight, even as windscreens of vehicles were smashed and mobs pelted stones at each other. This, a day after the high court directed the administration to provide adequate security at the Mela..In Bangladesh,the Maha Baruni Bath Festival of the believers of the Hindu religion began at village Orakandi under Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj early Tuesday.
The fair is organised every year marking the birth anniversary of Hindu priest Sri Sri Harichand Thakur, who was born in the village 184 years ago.
As they believe that Harichand’s residence is one of the holiest places containing holy water, thousands of pilgrims take baths in Kamona Sagar and Dudh Sagar — two ponds in the residence — on the date of his birth ‘to purify them with the holy water and to be cured of their diseases.’
Thousands of pilgrims from across the country, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand attended the festival.
Meanwhile, a three-day Baruni Mela, a traditional fair, began near Bualmary field under Boda upazila in Panchagarh on Monday.
Hundreds of people, including women and children started visiting different makeshift shops within the fair premises. Household articles, entertainment such as circus, jatra, doll dance and acrobatic feats with motor cycle are featuring in the fair.Lalu, Mulayam, Paswan form 'secular alliance' within RULING UPA!In bad tidings giving a severe jolt for Congress in the South and North, a key UPA constituent, PMK, decided on Thursday to switch sides to align with the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, dumping the DMK-led front that had swept the last Lok Sabha polls. In a parallel development bringing heavy pressure on Congress, UPA constituents RJD and LJP and Samajwadi Party announced on a "secular alliance" to unitedly contest 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where the Congress has no allies.
Sensex closes above 10,000 mark!Inflation moved towards zero by declining to 0.27 per cent for the second week of March, even as essential food prices continued to remain high due to high MSP and inadequate production of pulses and coarse cereals. The 0.17 percentage point decline in wholesale prices inflation from 0.44 per cent during the week ended March 7 was also attributed partly to a high base effect as the rate of price rise was 8.02 per cent in the same period a year ago. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Thursday said the Indian economy is not heading towards deflation despite inflation nearing the zero-level in the past few weeks.He further said that the inflation rate would go down very sharply. "It can go to zero or may even be negative for a week or two. It has happened in the past...during 1970s the inflation rate became negative for a brief period. But I don't expect that there would be deflation at all now," Ahluwalia added.
Cong should be ashamed for ‘anti-Sikh acts’, Maneka Gandhi launches a MISSILE to defend her son Barun Gandhi charged with HATE SPEECH!Breaking her silence over her son's alleged hate speech, Varun Gandhi's mother and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Congress, saying the party was taking up the case to ‘conceal’ its ‘anti-Sikh acts’.Ironically, the report of the Pilibhit district authorities on alleged distribution of money by BJP Lok Sabha nominee Varun Gandhi has been forwarded to the Election Commission for further action, a senior official has said. The State Electoral Office has forwarded the Pilibhit District Magistrate's report on alleged distribution of money by Gandhi during a rally on March 4 to the Election Commission, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha told reporters here on Wednesday.
As BJP leader Varun Gandhi, actor-turned-politician Govinda and SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav face Election Commission notices for alleged distribution of cash to people prior to elections, a survey reveals that the practice has in fact grown over the years. The recent survey by Delhi-based NGO, Centre for Media Studies (CMS) also says that the menace is not limited to any single belt but prevalent in all parts of the country, including the literate states.Titled 'Alarming trend of purchasing voters', the report found that Karnataka topped the country in voters being bribed to cast their vote in favour of a particular political party for money.
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