GUWAHATI, Oct 13 � An integral part of the Vaishnavite traditions of the State, the Raas festival would be organised here from November 9 to November 13. The sixth edition of the fest, titled �Sri Srikrishnar Purnanga Raasleela� would be held at the Rudrasingha Sports Complex of Dispur Lastgate, here.
Based on the central theme of Lord Krishna�s Raasleela, the festival is hugely popular among young and old alike due to a colourful dramatic presentation of Krishna�s life. This festival is mostly organised in lower Assam areas of Nalbari, Barpeta etc., and Majuli, the seat of Sattriya culture in State.
The Guwahati edition of full length Raasleela is being organized by voluntary organization BB Creations. Other than being a great cultural extravaganza, the fest would facilitate greater cultural assimilation as the Bodo, Karbi and Mising artistes would present Raas in their respective languages, under the direction of eminent theatre personalities.
The overall fest would be staged under the direction and supervision of eminent folk artiste Basanta Kumar Barua and Diganta Bhuyan.
The rehearsal session of this fest has already been inaugurated at Hengerabari Forestgate, where a number of eminent personalities including Bhadrakrishna Goswami, former president of Asom Satra Mahasabha, bureaucrat Himangshu Shekhar Das, actors Rajiv Kro, Rajeev Kamal, Prastuti Parashar, Barasharani Bishaya, Mina Ingti, among others, took part.
The script has been written by noted playwright Jiten Sarma, whereas Bidya Chiring Phukan is the music director. Eminent actors, including Pranjal Saikia, Chetana Das, Barasharani Bishaya, Prastuti Parashar, RJ Sameer, Mrinal Saikia, among others, would perform in the fest.
�The same act would be staged in Majuli in Bodo, Karbi and Mising and Assamese languages from November 22 to November 25,� said a statement.