Nov 7, 2009 – Ras purnima begins today in Panchagarh – New Nation

Atowari Correspondent : The traditional Ras Purnima Festival and the month-long Aloakhoa Fair begins today (Monday) at Atowari Mirza Golam Hafiz Degree College adjacent ground in Panchagarh district. The presence of good number of buffaloes and cows, staging of jatra pala and circus, doll dance and housie reflect the fair. Everyday, many people from far and near assemble at the fair ground to enjoy. The fair and festival is the reminiscence of a Hindu saint who lived in a bush bordering the Nagor river of the area and who used to eat rice of sunned paddy.


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