NALBARI, Dec 6 � Thousands of people on Tuesday visited the Sri Sri Harimandir, the venue of the famous Raas festival which got under way from November 28 with a 12-day programme. All roads in Nalbari town seemed to have led to the Harimandir premises during the festival, as more than 1,000 clay models displayed at the Raas festival attracted visitors galore.
The visits of thousands of people every day has transformed the tiny town into a sea of humanity. The dazzling spectacles of electric lights have also added a new look to the town. Cultural programmes at night have enthralled the visitors.
A young artiste of Kampur in Nagaon district drew the attention of thousands of visitors at the Nalbari Raas festival with his extraordinary artistic creativity. The artiste, Hareram Dev Nath has made a large idol of Radha-Krishna �jugalbandi� with two quintals of salt on the Harimandir premises. It is his third creation made of salt. Earlier, he made two other idols during the Durga Puja at Kampur. He also made a statue of Dr Bhupen Hazarika with sand on the Raas premises.
Devnath, who failed to complete his schooling due to poverty, is now earning his livelihood by selling books at Kampur. He claimed that idol making with salt would be the first in the country. �I have an ambition to enter my name in the India Book of Records,� he added. The creations of Devnath will remain on display at the Nalbari Raas festival till December 9.