GAURIPUR, March 5 - The 167-year-old Royal Doulutsav of the Gauripur Zamindary Estate was celebrated at the historic Doulgriha with pomp and gaiety with a two-day programme on March 1-2.
On March 1, the idol of Lord Krishna made of sandalwood, called �Kalia Thakur� was ceremoniously brought to the Doulgriha in the morning in a decorated �dola� carried by four persons from the main Madan Mohan Temple followed by naam-kirtan by a group of devotees. Puja was performed by observing all the traditional rituals of the zamindar family. Hundreds of devotees offered puja and took the bhog prasad in the afternoon.
On March 2, the �Kalia Thakur� was placed in the �dola� and a procession was brought out. Four persons took the �dola� on their shoulders and walked towards the historic Mahamaya temple, playacting like inebriated persons, stumbling and moving from one side of the road to the other and arrived at the playground. Hundreds of people gathered in the field and offered puja by sprinkling colours. A small mela was also organised on the occasion.
In the evening, the �dola� was again brought back to the temple and placed back at the altar. Doulutsav was also celebrated at Jinkata and Ramraikuti Satra with two-day programmes.