Cooch Behar, 08th November: The historic Madan Mohan Ka Rash Utsav of Cooch Behar have commenced. Pawan Kadian, District Magistrate of Cooch Behar and Chairperson of Devatra Trust Board, commenced the celebrations of the Utsav by rotating the historic Rash Chakra at Madan Mohan Temple on Monday night. Along with this, special prayers were also offered at the temple.
According to the tradition of Raj Amal, DM Pawan Kadian sat in the puja after fasting for the entire day. After inaugurating the Rash Utsav, the gate of Madan Mohan Thakur's temple was opened to the general public where a crowd of people gathered to rotate the Rash Chakra. As per the information, the fair will also be inaugurated by the Municipality Corporation. As in the last two years, there were many restrictions due to the pandemic, but this year Madan Mohan's Rash Utsav will be celebrated grandly. Thus, the district administration expects a large number of people to gather this year.
Rash Mela spans for 15 days every year, but this year the authorities have increased the duration of the fair to 20 days. During this, North Bengal Development Minister Udayan Guha, Siliguri Municipal Corporation Mayor Goutam Deb, Cooch Behar Municipality Chairperson Rabindranath Ghosh, North Bengal State Transport Association Chairman Partha Pratim Roy, District Superintendent of Police Sumit Kumar and others were present.