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Shivaratri at Dhelkhowa temple

By Correspondent

GAURIPUR, Jan 30 - Brisk preparations are afoot to celebrate Mahashivaratri at the 200-year-old Shiva temple known as Dhelkhowa Shiva temple of Daabangi area near here with a four-day colourful programme from February 13 to 16 next.

Meanwhile, the management committee of the temple is working day and night in decorating the temple to attract the devotees. This Shiva temple was built nearly 200 years ago by the then Zamindar Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah of Gauripur Royal Estate and is said to be one of the oldest Shiva temples of the district of Dhubri.

Special puja will be offered on February 14 and invited troupes will perform the �lila kirtan� of Lord Shiva and Parvati on the premises of the temple whole night. Hundreds of devotees are expected to take part and offer their prayers before Lord Shiva. The three- day mela organised on the spacious field will be attended by various traders of the district and North Bengal.

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