The historic Madan Mohan Raas Utsav of Cooch Behar has been started on Thursday. At around 9.30 pm, Cooch Behar district head Kaushik Saha launched the Ras Chakra and started the Madan Mohan Ras Utsav. Earlier, special pooja was done in the Madan Mohan temple. After the launch of the Ras Chakra, the gate of Ras Mela Ground was opened to the people.
North Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh inaugurated the fair held on the Ras Mela ground organised by the Municipal Corporation. On the first day of the historic Ras Mela a large number of people was seen attending it. Every year in the historic Ras Mela of Cooch Behar, people come from not only different parts of the state but also from the neighboring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
This Ras festival lasts for 15 days. In the fair, people have put up shops from Kashmir, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Darjeeling. After reviewing the Ras festival, district council Kaushik Saha said that he feels blessed that he started this Ras festival and participated in the special pooja and prayed for the well-being of the people of Cooch Behar.