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Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav celebrated at Guwahati


By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati

Like every year, this year the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav was celebrated with full devotion and enthusiasm by Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Guwahati at Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sevashram, Maligaon.

The two-day celebration which started on October 19, 2009, with flag hoisting ceremony of Sevashram, Ghot sthapan, adivas kirtan etc. got concluded the next day with a full day programme.

On October 20, 2009, the main items of attractions were Mangal Aarati, Abhishek of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, lightening of 140-earthen lamps, discussion and highlighting on the life history of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, “Rasa Kirtan”, served cooked prasads to all participants and audiences in lunch.

The main item of attraction on the auspicious occasion was the performance of the Isalpas, Dakulas, and Dohars in “Rasa Kirtan.” The devotees hugely appreciated their performances.

The names of the Isalpas are: Manoj Rajkumar from Rajnagar (Cachar), Kulo Chandra Sinha from Bagadohar (Patharkandi), Surya Kishore from Bijgaon (Bangaladesh) and Prahlad Sinha from Bamunimaiden (Guwahati).

The names of the Dakulas are: Moni Sinha from Dullabcherra (Karimganj district), Hemkanti Sinha from Chenkuri (Cachar) and Basanta Sinha from Chalihanagar(Guwahati).

The names of the Duars are: Ravi Sinha from Guwahati and Bakshal Sinha from Kachudaram (Cachar).

All the above main artists (Kirtanis) were accompanied by 15-other artists (Palas).

The auspicious occasion was attended by Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Guwahati and from Tripura and Meghalaya.

Photo: Pratibha Sinha

140th birth anniversary of Sadhuthakur celebrated

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 20: The 140th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was celebrated with a two-day programme by  the Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevasram committee, Maligaon, Guwahati.

Organizing secretary of the committee Biswa Prasad Sinha said the programme began with the hoisting of the Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevasram committee flag last morning.

This was followed by other rituals like“aartis” and “adibas kirtan” etc.

Sinha further said that the second day of the celebration of Thakur’s birthday began this morning with a “mangal aarti” followed by other religious programmes.

Sinha also added, “Manoj Rajkumar of Rajnagar village, Kula Chandra Sinha of Patherkandi town sang Manipuri traditional songs. Along with them, Mani Sinha of Dullabcherra, Hemkanti Sinha of Chenkuri and Basanta Sinha performed in the function as “dakulas”. Also, Rabi Sinha and Amulya Sinha performed in the programme as “duars”.”

Courtesy: The Sentinel (October 21, 2009)


  1. We have been told that there are not less than 10,000 people of Bishnupriya Manipuri residing in the capital of Assam.And there are at least 10 maaltheps in the city and its suburb, why should there be only one celebration,that too at a distant place,Maligaon. I request B.M people of Guwahati to come forward and observe this utsav in all Maaltheps.Let the message be reached to every corner of the city.


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