By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 22: A festive mood has gripped the historic Doul Govinda temple which is gearing up for the Holi celebration that begins on Tuesday evening.
Devotees and tourists, including a few foreigners, are thronging the temple to witness various programmes organized on the occasion, including traditiol dances, dramas, devotiol songs related to Radha-Krish.
Devotees and locals will throng the temple tomorrow to play Holi after the conclusion of the offering colours at the altar of the Lord Krish.
The religious and cultural events comprise bathing of Lord Krish’s idol in the holy waters of the mighty Brahmaputra. Later, the idol will be kept at the ‘Vela Ghar’ at 6.15 pm and around 6.30 pm gara am Kritan – devotiol songs - will be performed. Later in the evening ‘prasad’ will be distributed among the devotees on the first day.
On the second day, around 9 pm, a function has been organized for the devotees. Local artistes will perform at the function. ‘New Art Players’ will perform the ‘Lachit Barphukan’ drama at 8 pm the next day.
On March 25, noted singers Zublee Baruah, Rupam Bhuyan and others will take the stage in the evening.
On the concluding day, ‘Bhagawat and Kirtaan Path’ will be organized, said Sachin Bhuyan, the committee president of festival.
Talking to The Sentinel, Sachin Bhuyan, however, lamented that the State Government has not yet provided any special ferry services to facilitate devotees to visit the temple during the festival days. Moreover the Mahila Samiti of Rajduar, North Guwahati has approached to the Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M. Angamuthu not to allow anything like ‘Rain Dance’ in the banks of Brahmaputra as such practices are considered cultural onslaught.