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Week-long Brahma Mahamela begins at Samrang

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

UDALGURI, February 22: The week-long Brahma Mahamela began at Samrang along the Indo-Bhutan border foothills area in Udalguri district. Bikon Deka, a social worker iugurated the Mahamela by hoisting the flag.

There are nine temples on the hills - Brahmajyoti Jagyalaya, Satyahangma, Bathou, Kali Mandir, Durga Mandir, Ganesha, Hanuman, Shiva and Devithan. Since 2004 the Brahma Mahamela began to create unity among the people through spiritual development, said Rameswar Basumatary, the president of Brahma Mahamela Samiti. People from various communities gather there from various parts of Assam and abroad and worship as per their own religious beliefs. The other members of the committee are Mohan Sing Magar and Harendra Brahma, vice-presidents, Rabindra Brahma, general secretary, Ramesh Brahma, assistant secretary and Mathar Brahma, organizing secretary.

The Brahma Mahamela Samiti has been running 22 schemes in the area. It has a horticulture garden of 37 bighas . There is also a project to run an orphage, dairy farm and also cottage industries. The beautiful hilly place between the rivers Samrang and Newly is an attractive destition for tourists. The Assam Tourism Department has also constructed a tourist lodge there but it is yet to be completed. The roads too need to be improved.

The Nepali Limbu community people celebrated Ubhouli Puja to express their gratitude to their forefathers on the banks of the River Samrang on Monday.

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