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Khechurir Palee at Radhakund

By Rebati Mohan Sinha

I have been hearing from Delhities that every year during nine-day celebration of Rath Yatra they come down to Radhakund with a full load of men and material to celebrate the occation.We, the Mumbaities, are quite jealous of them and decided to be a part of it and contacted the organizers at Delhi and they gave the green signal. As there was a outstanding request for attending a meeting at Radhakund, immediately Shri Kajalkanti Sinha was contacted at Delhi for arranging the khechurir palee at Radhakund.

On July 07.2008 the Delhi and Mumbai parties landed at Mathura junction and from there we set for Radhakund and reached there safely.In the evening we had discussed about the invitees,who would be with us in the celebration on July 08.2008.It was decided that all the Meitei manipuris be approached,and accordingly we invited them from all the twenty eight leipham :1.Mahaprabhu Mandir 2.Giridhari Mandir 3.Gopinatha mandir 4.Nabin Kishore Mandir 5.Acharya Prabhu Mandir and so on.

The celebration started with sendha aarty by brajabasini of Mandir and joined by others later.The next attraction was Joidev and it was performed very well,and almost all people gathered there had participated.And our last and final item was to prosad lokorani.A special `khaaror hou` was served with khechuri .

Shri kajalkanti Sinha and myself stood in front of all the invitees with our folded hands, while they were having their prosad.On behalf of both Dehities and Mumbaities I thanked the people present there and also I thanked the Mandir sevait without whose support we could not have succeeded,and never the least, the purohit deserved accolades from all of us for tasty Prosadom he had prepared.The celebration ended in a great note.The next day,we departed from Radhakund with a happy mood promising that we would be meeting next year at the same place same time.

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  1. Heartily glad to know that the community people taking out time from their hectic work schedule for the celebration of Palee..wish the celebration will take place year after year in same enthusiasm in Pune, Delhi, Kolkata etc..and special thanks to the BM of Delhi and Mumbai for coming all the way to Radhakunda for celebrating the occasion at the very land of Sri Krishna and Radharani..


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