Pohela Boisakh 2021: Prayers offered at Mayer Iccha Kalibari wishing for a COVID-19-free world

Siliguri, 15th April: Pohela Boishakh, also known as Bangla new year, is the first day of the Bengali calendar. It usually falls on April 14 or 15 every year, set according to the lunisolar Bengali calendar as the first day of the first month Boishakh.


On Thursday morning, people welcomed ‘১৪২৮’ (1428) by performing puja rituals on the first day of the New Year praying for a COVID-19-free world.

Several devotees were spotted at Mayer Iccha Kalibari praying that the New year should be free of COVID 19.

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