Assam: Historic Three-Day Jonbeel Mela With Distinctive Barter System To Start From Today
The opening ceremony for an art exhibition run by UNESCO will take place at the mela venue at 8 am on January 19 after the customary prayer to begin the mela is solemnised nearby at the Deosal shrine.
JAGIROAD: Beginning on January 19, Jagiroad will host the legendary "Jonbeel mela," which has a special, centuries-old exchange system. The mela, which has a long history of barter between tribes from the plains and hills, served as a metaphor for love and affection among the tribes in the past.
At the famous Dayang-Belguri pather, the centuries-old barter system will start up tomorrow. The planning is finished for hosting the "Mamas'' and "Mamis'' from the hilly areas, who will participate in the centuries-old trade system known as the "Jonbeel mela." On January 20, in the presence of Tiwa monarch Dip Singh Deoraja, they will swarm here carrying bags full of organically cultivated ginger, garlic, and other products to carry out the trading system with the plains Tiwa people.
The opening ceremony for an art exhibition run by UNESCO will take place at the mela venue at 8 am on January 19 after the customary prayer to begin the mela is solemnised nearby at the Deosal shrine. At nine in the morning, Soneswar Doloi, president of the "Gova Deoraja Jonbeel Mela Unnayan Samity," will light the customary lamps. At 9.30 am, Gova raja Deepsingh Deoraja will raise the mela flag. At 6 o'clock, Dipendra Nath Bordoloi, the Tiwa Sahitya Sabha president, will release a keepsake.
Ramakanta Deuri, a Morigaon MLA, will launch the customary barter on January 20 at 5 a.m. At the public meeting, which will start at 11:30 a.m., the chief guest will be chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. During the day, the traditional Raj darbar will also take place.
The Community fishing, customary tax collection, and cultural function will be the highlights of this year's Mela's final day on January 21. They will return bags and luggage on the final day, January 21, 2023. In order to make the mela a huge success, Jurshing Bordoloi, the president of the Jonbeel Mela Committee, has urged the populace to work with the committee's members.