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Raas festival at Chilarai Harimandir

By Correspondent

GAURIPUR, Nov 1 - The 72nd Raas festival of historic Chilarai Harimandir of Golakganj will be celebrated with 15 days colourful programme from November 14. Meanwhile, a preparation committee has already been formed with Kamini Kanta Ray and Kartik Chandra Ray as president and secretary respectively.

On the auspicious starting day, hundreds of young girls will collect water from river Gangadhar for the purpose of traditional rituals. The Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri will inaugurate the Raas festival and a big mela will also be organised.

Hundreds of clay idols of Lord Krishna related to his legendary tales will also be installed in decorated stalls. The Raas festival is scheduled to be held from November 14 to 28. A hum-yagna will also be held and a large number of priests will perform the rituals.

Various troupes have also been invited to perform day-long kirtan. A number of competitions among the students are also scheduled to be held. A cultural event will also be held on the concluding day of the festival.

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