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Phira Raath (kaang) in Kolkata

Phira Raath (kaang) was celebrated on 12th of July 2008 by the Bishnupriya Manipuri people of Kolkata at the residence of Sri Kunja Singha at Bagher Khol with great keenness.

Ranita Sinha, Kolkata

Unlike the first day of Rath Yatra, the crowd was meager. Only 40-45 devotees assembled for the occasion but there was no lacking in enthusiasm.

The brightly decorated Kaang was drawn and taken out on the road by chanting Hari Naam. This time though the professional Isalpa was not present, yet the devotees chanted Hari Naam with full warmth and devotion while drawing the chariot.

Later the Raath was brought back and Senda Arti was performed followed by the Joideb. Everybody, who were present, participated in the Joideb and was of great fun.Finally, the prasadam- Khechuri and usheir khaar was served which was mouth watering.

But the day did not end here. There was a singing mehefil where most of the people participated which was fun filled and at last thirty minutes past midnight everyone proceeded towards their home.


  1. Last year, I got a chance to be associated with KOlkata's Kaang celebration. I regret it now that I've missed a golden opportunity...

  2. Hi, great celebration na you are the luck person who got golden chance to participate in this celebration.... Even you wrote about mehefil also that's amaging...anyways great...All the Best

  3. very sad, I couldn't participate in singing mehfil.I can imagine how you people would have enjoyed it.


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