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File photo of community fishing during Junbeel Mela

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JAGIROAD, Jan 16 � �Junbeel Mela�, a historically significant mela organised every year by the Gobha Deo-raja Junbeel Mela Samiti at the direction of the Gobha Deo-raja Rajdarbar begins tomorrow at Junbeel Pathar, 4 km from Jagiroad in Morigaon district on the eve of the Tiwa tribes� Magh Bihu celebrations with a three-day programme.

According to historical records, the mela started not later than the 15th century. Though the exact origin of the mela cannot be ascertained, it is held the Thursday after Magh Bihu. The market which lasted for a day and a night earlier, is now a three-day fair. During the Mela, the hill people come down from the hills to meet their relatives in the plains.

Deepsing Deo-raja, the ceremonial �King� of the erstwhile Gobha Kingdom, along with his Rajdarbar followers including other personalities from the tribe and others will meet at the Mela ground to attend a community feast in the evening tomorrow.

�Barter System� of trade, a primitive and indigenous trade system between hills and plains people still in prevalent in Middle Assam, will start early morning on Friday at the Mela ground. Community fishing at Junbeel, the natural water body after which the Mela has been named is another significant event of the day.

On January 19 a Rajdarbar of the Gobha Kingdom will be organised at the Mela ground to be followed by open session and othe programmes like collection of subcriptions from the shops of the Mela ground, cock-fight etc.

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File photo of community fishing during Junbeel Mela

JAGIROAD, Jan 16 � �Junbeel Mela�, a historically significant mela organised every year by the Gobha Deo-raja Junbeel Mela Samiti at the direction of the Gobha Deo-raja Rajdarbar begins tomorrow at Junbeel Pathar, 4 km from Jagiroad in Morigaon district on the eve of the Tiwa tribes� Magh Bihu celebrations with a three-day programme.

According to historical records, the mela started not later than the 15th century. Though the exact origin of the mela cannot be ascertained, it is held the Thursday after Magh Bihu. The market which lasted for a day and a night earlier, is now a three-day fair. During the Mela, the hill people come down from the hills to meet their relatives in the plains.

Deepsing Deo-raja, the ceremonial �King� of the erstwhile Gobha Kingdom, along with his Rajdarbar followers including other personalities from the tribe and others will meet at the Mela ground to attend a community feast in the evening tomorrow.

�Barter System� of trade, a primitive and indigenous trade system between hills and plains people still in prevalent in Middle Assam, will start early morning on Friday at the Mela ground. Community fishing at Junbeel, the natural water body after which the Mela has been named is another significant event of the day.

On January 19 a Rajdarbar of the Gobha Kingdom will be organised at the Mela ground to be followed by open session and othe programmes like collection of subcriptions from the shops of the Mela ground, cock-fight etc.

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