Publish Date: | Sat, 19 Mar 2022 08:42 PM (IST)
Datia. New Zealand Representative.
The festival of Rangotsav, which started with Holika Dahan, was celebrated in a traditional way with great gaiety. People everywhere were seen immersed in the fun of Holi. There were pandals everywhere, where people danced a lot while blowing color gulal to the tune of DJ. After two full years of the Corona period, this time people celebrated the festival of Holi openly. This time there was neither the hassle of lockdown nor the fear of Corona. People played colors openly and hugged each other and wished Happy Holi. Here a five-day fair was also inaugurated in Sonagir. This fair will continue till Rangpanchami. During this, people of Jain society are reaching Sonagir from every corner of the country.
Bhai Dooj will be celebrated today on 20th March. This festival is being celebrated for two days due to the second date from the afternoon of March 19. In some places in the region, Dooj was also celebrated on 19th March, but in most of the places, Dooj will be celebrated on the same date on 20th March. On this day sisters will apply Mangal Tika to their brothers with the wish of their long life. Seeing the doj, this time in Datia jail also sisters will come to vaccinate their brothers.
Police officers played Holi in line
On Saturday, in the presence of SP Aman Singh Rathore, Holi was played fiercely by the police officers and employees in the police line Datia by applying gulal to each other. On this occasion, Superintendent of Police Rathore, ASP Kamal Maurya, SDOP Sumit Aggarwal and many police station in-charges wished Holi to each other by applying Gulal to each other. The Superintendent of Police also encouraged the employees to do their duty promptly in the coming times by living together with mutual love and harmony. Women police employees also celebrated this festival by applying color gulal to each other in Holi.
There was a lot of color gulal in the city
Holi, the festival of enthusiasm, gaiety and enthusiasm, was celebrated with great fanfare in the entire city. The people of the city, forgetting all their grievances, reached each other’s house in the form of a group and applied color gulal. During this, many Bundeli delicacies including delicious dishes like Gujiya, Papriya, Namkeen, Crispy, Rasgulla, etc. were also enjoyed by the Holiers. Children, youth and elders also participated in the Holi party. During this, people also reached the temples and offered color gulal to their idol. In other temples including the local Govind ji temple, devotees also offered Gulal to their idol on the occasion of Holi.
Sonagiri fair begins amidst careful arrangements
More than one lakh devotees are expected to attend the annual fair to be held on Holi at Sonagir, a Jain pilgrimage site. After the removal of all the restrictions of Corona, the beauty of the fair has increased further. The police and administration have made all necessary arrangements to ensure that the five-day long fair is conducted in an orderly manner. Apart from the police force of Sonagir police station, police of other police stations will also be deployed in the fair. Various religious and cultural events will also take place in the fair. People of Jain society are reaching Sonagir from different places of the country to attend the fair. Apart from Jain society, people of the district also reach Sonagiri for darshan. Keeping in view the convenience of the devotees visiting the fair, North Central Railway has temporarily stopped four additional trains Bundelkhand Express, Gwalior-Barauni Mail, Udaipur-Khajuraho Intercity and Veerangana Lakshmibai-Etawa Express at Sonagir railway station. These trains will stop at Sonagir station till March 25.
The fair will be monitored with CCTV cameras to keep an eye on anti-social elements. Also, a check post has been made by the police at Sonagir Tiraha. The responsibility of security arrangements in the fair has been entrusted to SDOP Baroni Deepak Nayak and Sinaval police station in-charge Rachna Mahour. Apart from this, the police force of other police stations will also be deployed in the fair. About 150 police officers-employees have been put on duty in the fair, including nine sub-inspectors. Big vehicles, four wheelers and two wheelers will be parked in the three parking lots made in the fair. E-rickshaw facility will be available to the devotees to go from the parking lot to the temples and Dharamshala so that the devotees do not have to walk on foot.
Holi Milan celebrations held across the district
Holi Milan ceremony was organized by the city Congress. In which Sevdha MLA Ghanshyam Singh attended as the chief guest. The Holi Milan program was organized by City Block Congress President Deependra Purohit. Addressing the Holi meeting organized in the fort premises, MLA Ghanshyam Singh said that to strengthen the organization, more and more programs of mutual reconciliation should be organized. During the program, MLA Singh and city block president Deependra Purohit wished the Congress workers and office bearers a happy Holi by applying color gulal. During the program, music artist Santosh Srivastava captivated the people by presenting Sunder Phag singing.
Money Holi with gaiety in Bardhuwan
This time again in the village of Bardhuwan of Basai area, according to the ancient tradition, the people of all the villages gathered and lit the Holi of the candles. On the day of Holika Dahan, villagers collected kandas from every house. Villagers said that we will save green trees from being cut. Therefore, this time it was decided that instead of using wood in Holika Dahan, Holika Dahan would be done by collecting the sticks. Every villager provided kandas. Due to which Holika Dahan was done. Holika Dahan was done after worshiping according to the law. On this occasion, district member Vimala Tiwari wished everyone on the auspicious festival of colors. After reaching door-to-door in his district area, Bardhuwan, district member Vimla Tiwari wished everyone a happy Holi by applying Gulal’s vaccine.
Phag singing organized
On the occasion of Holi festival, the traditional event of singing was done with pomp in rural areas. During this, the singing teams doubled the fun of Holi. Phag program was completed in village Durgapur.
In which the singers gave a splendid performance of Faag. The program was completed in Holi at Siddha Ashram Kali Pahari Ikara. In which people of villages like Ikara, Govindgarh, Pathara, Khatola, Janakpur etc. were present.
Congress leader Chandan Singh Babuji, District Congress President Ashok Dangi Baghda were especially present in the program. Holi festival was celebrated with gaiety in Bhander also. Earlier on Thursday, Holika was worshiped in the traditional way in rural areas including Holika Dahan Nagar. A flag march was taken out in the surrounding police station areas including Bhander before Holika Dahan to make Holi peaceful.
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