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Kolkata Bishnupriya Manipuri celebrated Bhubaneshwar Sadhu ThakurAbhirbhab Tithi

By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata

The All Kolkata Bishnupriya Manipuri Society celebrated the 137th Abhirbhab Tithi of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur in a simple yet traditional way. The Tithi was observed on 10th of Nov 2007(a day in advance due to some unavoidable circumstances). The venue being the premise of Sri Brojo Kishore Sinha, Tegoria, Dum Dum.

It was the third consecutive year, the Bishnupriya Manipuri of Kolkata were celebrating the utsab. Though this year the turn out of people were less (most of the families being out of station for some reason or the other), yet it was celebrated with full devotion and enthusiasm. A member from Durgapur also attended the occasion despite the pain he had to take for driving six hours (up and down) all alone.

Most of the members, both male and female were in their traditional attire (Chakchabi and Inafi and Kurta Pyjama) and not to forget the most sacred 'Nungsha' on their forehead. And the most important thing is that, all the people were wearing a broad smile on their face.

The occasion started with the Brahmin chanting the puja mantras and the people present there singing the Arati songs. Then the Dakula and Isalpa performed some of the traditional songs and everyone participated with whatever little bit of knowledge they have. Then the prasadam was served – khechuri, labra, bainong bhaji, papad, tomato chatni and misti dahi.

It was a soothing experience to the eyes to watch all the community people, gather in an alien land, in a pure traditional way to celebrate the occasion keeping aside all the hectic schedule; which gives an impression that though we are away from our mother land yet we did not forget our culture as yet. Many non Bishnupriya Manipuri
people also marked the occasion. The occasion ended with the Senda Arati.

The occasion became a success because of the major selfless effort taken by Sri Brojo Kishore Sinha(our beloved DamDamar Kaka). Our(Bishnupriya Manipuries of Kolkata), heartiest thanks to him to make possible, the occasion a success.


  1. its nice to know that people gathered to observe the day despite of the tense situation in kolkata...


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