JAGIROAD, April 21 � The 343rd edition of the Mayongar Gohain Uliuwa mela organised by the people of the area as per tradition and the direction of the ceremonial king of Mayong at three different places, namely Hatimuria Bamun Gohain Than on April 18, Kechaikhaiti Than of Kamakhya-Dham of Borkhat on April 19 and the premises of the Rajagharia Namghar of Raja Mayong, which concluded on April 20.
When contacted, the old people of the area said that the ancient melas were organised probably in the later part of the 17th century AD during the tenure of 10th king of Mayong named Sarassachandra Singha in 1668.
Since then, the melas were organised by the people with ancient traditional customs in the area like Mayong, an ancient village, then popular for its spiritual and mysterial powers.
The three-day long programme includes ceremonial bath to Pancha Gohain cum Pancha Devata, processions along with the Pancha Gohain from Hatimuria Bamun Gohain Than to Rajagharia Namghar via Kechaikhaiti Than through Gorbhanga festival. The present king of Mayong named Tarani Kanta Singha along with his court members also attended all the programmes of the melas in which a Karbi group welcomed the entourage with their traditional attire.
Earlier, Mukul Tamuli, range officer of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary inaugurated the mela in the presence of a large gathering.
No untoward incidents was reported.